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Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel

New York: Grave rights violations against anti-government protesters in Venezuela, “amounted to crimes against humanity”, UN-appointed rights investigators said in their first report on abuses inside the Latin American nation.

Venezuela: amputation, extortion and death amidst booming gold mining racket

The Human Rights Council on Wednesday heard damning reports of serious exploitation and abuse of children and indigenous communities in Venezuela, where mining for gold and other minerals is booming.

UN agencies welcome donor pledges for Venezuelan refugees and migrants

New York/IBNS: The UN refugee and migration agencies have welcomed $2.79 billion pledged by donors at a solidarity conference aimed at supporting Venezuelans who fled the protracted crisis in their country for host communities across the region.

Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts

New York/IBNS: United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis.

One in three Venezuelans not getting enough to eat, UN study finds

New York/IBNS: Hyperinflation in Venezuela means that roughly one-third of the population – more than nine million people – do not get enough to eat and are in need of assistance, according to estimates published on Tuesday by the World Food Programme (WFP).

Pompeo violating Int'l norms with Venezuela Power change plan: Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s admission that his country is working to oust Venezuela's elected president proves that Washington is running a deliberate campaign to destabilize the sovereign state in violation of international rules, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

UN chief monitoring Venezuela developments ‘with concern’

New York/IBNS: The latest twist in Venezuela’s ongoing political crisis “make urgently needed dialogue even more difficult to achieve”, the UN Secretary-General has said.

Misery for Venezuelans continues ahead of 2020 elections: UN rights chief Bachelet

New York/IBNS: Demonstrations in Venezuela must be allowed to take place ahead of elections in 2020, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday, citing continued reports of harassment, threats, and detention by intelligence services and security forces.

UN agency hails Brazil ‘milestone’ decision over Venezuelan refugees

New York/IBNS: Brazil’s move to recognize thousands of refugees from crisis-wracked Venezuela through a new accelerated procedure, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.  

‘Everyone needs to do more’ to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator

New York/IBNS; “Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges” just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas.

U.S. sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials

Washington/Xinhua/UNI: The U.S. government said on Tuesday that it had imposed sanctions on five current officials of Venezuela, the latest move to pressure Maduro government.

UN and partners call for solidarity, as Venezuelans on the move reach 4.5 million

New York/IBNS: Since 2015, approximately 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled their country as the Latin American nation's political, humanitarian and economic crisis drags on, creating one of the “direst” displacement crises in the world, the UN and European Union said on Wednesday, ahead of a solidarity conference next week.

Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members

New York: 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York.

Venezuela Vice-President speaks out against ‘coup d’etat’, $130 bn lost to ‘economic terrorism’

New York: The Vice-President of Venezuela on Friday criticized administrations which have recognized National Assembly president Juan Guaidó as leader of the South American country.

Venezuela migrant crisis begs a ‘coherent, predictable and harmonized’ response: UNHCR

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): There is “no end in sight” to the massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, now at around 4.3 million in number, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) shared on Thursday.