Venezuela's Ongoing Crisis Leaves Children Caught In Life Or Death Battle | NBC News

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Published: 12/28/2019 07:59 PM

With Venezuela in the grip of a severe economic crisis, children have been caught in the center as the humanitarian toll worsens, with no end in sight. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collection of...

This is the face of venezuela's pediatric healthcare crisis. Subdial is five years old and he's battling both acute lymphoblastic leukemia and the economic chaos the country is facing. Earlier this year, zabdiel was one of about 30 venezuelan children waiting to receive bone marrow transplants in italy. His mother, annie camacho, was hopeful. This expensive protocol, paying for hundreds of childre ...
to receive treatment in italy, had traditionally been covered by venezuela's oil reserves, but now the agreement is on hold as well as zab deals, treatment, aid, workers and doctors told nbc news. The boys struggle for medical care was emblematic of a broader crisis that will impact a generation of venezuelans, jeanette marquez, the director of thecatholic aid organization, caritas in caracas, works with families facing malnutrition and those unable to get medical treatment salute the government's own data from 2016 Shows that maternal mortality shot up by 65 percent compared to 2015 infant mortality rose by 30 percent to more than 11,000 babies under the age of 1 dying in a single year. Venezuela'S public hospitals are lacking basic medicines and surgical supplies and facing overcrowded and unhygenic conditions. My concern is that the situation is getting worse. Every day, physician julio castro says the entire country is impacted, including the children who need bone marrow transplants like subdial eleven-year-old. Eric altuve is one of four patients at the children's hospital who died in maywhile, waiting for a transplant, his death and the loss of the other children, sparking outrage and anguish. The government of nicolas maduro blames us sanctions for the lapse and bone maltreatment saying funds earmarked for the transplants have been frozen, but experts say sanctions and economic mismanagement are to blame. Thiel'S mother feels that politics is putting her son's life at stake and she fears that there is neither a cure nor an end in sight.

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