A doctor working in one of the main hospitals in the country says that “the Venezuelan hospital system is not ready for the great emergency that could result."
Angel Colmenares and his community cannot but suffer the crisis the country is going through, but Aid to the Church in Need supports them. This is his testimony.
"The public and private institutions have been destroyed, and the only institution remaining is the Church."
Father Luis Antonio Salazar stands with his congregation in the streets during times of political uncertainty.
Forty members of the military reportedly set off tear gas in the church as Mass was concluding.
A shortage of food and medicine has brought the situation in the country to a state of emergency.
Malteser International had a medical team in place for indigenous Colombians, but the crisis next door is overwhelming them.
The shocking numbers are unprecedented in Latin American history.
It's estimated that at least 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country.
Forced displacement of people, naturally including catechists, keeps the country and the Church struggling.