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First Quarterly Report

The pandemic is ravaging the country and a political stalemate is jeopardising the efforts to get the vaccines so badly needed. Health workers continue to die at an alarming rate and yet they keep doing the best they can to save lives. They are our Super Heroes. Despite the challenges, Healing Venezuela has been able to support thousands of people through our programmes and here is a summary of what we have done during the first quarter of 2021.

Medical Supplies / Covid 19

One of the challenges we face in Venezuela is the scarcity of diesel which is impacting the distribution of both food and medicines. Thanks to the effort of our suppliers and doctors on the ground, we could deliver our quarterly shipment of medical supplies and COVID19 PPE to 13 health centres, mostly small (ambulatorios) in different regions of Venezuela.

Food Programme

Because of the alarming increase of cases of malnutrition as a consequence of COVID19, we have expanded our food programmes in Caracas and in Guaraunos, a village in Sucre state. In Caracas, we are now distributing boxes of food to 154 families (instead of 150 children) on a monthly basis to cover the basic needs of proteins and carbohydrates.
In Guaraunos we are now included breakfast in our food programme for 103 children at risk of malnutrition. Children's health is closely monitored by doctors and nutritionists who take anthropometric measurements on a monthly basis.

Junior doctors

Because of the alarming increase of cases of malnutrition as a consequence of COVID19, we have expanded our food programmes in Caracas and in Guaraunos, a village in Sucre state. In Caracas, we are now distributing boxes of food to 154 families (instead of 150 children) on a monthly basis to cover the basic needs of proteins and carbohydrates.
In Guaraunos we are now included breakfast in our food programme for 103 children at risk of malnutrition. Children's health is closely monitored by doctors and nutritionists who take anthropometric measurements on a monthly basis.

Water sanitation

During Q1, we continued with the routine maintenance of 3 water treatment plants we installed in hospitals in Caracas. In total,  the plants delivered 73,000 litres of potable water for patients, staff and visitors, a luxury in a country with dramatic shortages of potable water.

Pregnancy prevention

Unwanted pregnancies are one of the main causes of the poverty cycle. It has been extremely difficult to continue with our pregnancy prevention programme because of the pandemic and the scarcity of diesel and petrol. But during the first quarter of 2021, our partners on the ground have managed to benefit 51 women including 11 teenagers with their and their parents' consent.

Awareness

We were honoured again to have been chosen by Human Rights Watch as screening partners during their 2021 London Film Festival with the documentary: "A la Calle" (To the Streets) which exposes the humanitarian emergency in Venezuela.
We are participating in a working group sponsored by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), part of the UN. With other international NGOs, we are working on a framework for the role of the diasporas in humanitarian response.

How did we do it

As a charity run entirely by volunteers, we continue to be amazed by the support we keep receiving not only from the UK but from other parts of the world. During Q1 we staged a fabulous Venezuelan rum tasting event organised by our super-volunteer Marcos Pilavakis. We had a lot of fun!

We have also organised a virtual challenge in Roraima Mountain, one of Venezuela natural marvels. Walking, running, cycling, we were all dreaming with the spectacular views of our beloved Roraima.

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Second quarterly Report

A successful vaccination campaign in the UK is bringing hope that at some point life here will get back to normal. But the situation in Venezuela continues to be dire and the tide of refugees is creating even more stress to health systems in neighbouring countries.

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End of the Year Message

A very difficult year comes to an end and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We at Healing Venezuela have many reasons to be grateful and positive about 2021 and would like to share with you what we could achieve thanks to your support.

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Financial Accounts for the first half of 2020

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Third Quarterly Report

The challenges of the pandemic around the world continue and have only made things worse in Venezuela. Of the total deaths there, 33% are health professionals. Malnutrition has also worsened in the country. Because of this, during Q3 we mainly focussed on delivering PPE to health centres and on continuing and expanding our food programmes.

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Second Quarterly Report 2020

These have been very challenging times and our operations have been significantly affected. We have taken the opportunity to review our projects and to identify better ways to execute them.

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Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela

The peak of the Covid-19 in Venezuela could take place between June and September 2020, according to a study recently published by the Venezuelan Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

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First Quarterly Report 2020

It's difficult to grasp the scale of the change we have been going through in the last few months. The new challenge imposed by Covid-19 will test yet again the impoverished and defenceless Venezuelan population.

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AGM 2019

On February 26th at the Virgin Money Haymarket Lounge in London we had our Annual General Meeting where we discussed our results for 2019 and our goals for 2020.

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Annual Report 2019

2019 was a fantastic year at Healing Venezuela with income growth of 40% and a corresponding increase in the support we can give to Venezuela. As ever, we are truly grateful for the generosity of our donors.

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Third Quarterly Report 2019

During the summer Healing Venezuela continued working and have some good news to share. Read the summary of what we have achieved thanks to your support.

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Financial Accounts for the First half of 2019

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Second Quarterly Report 2019

Although the political conditions in Venezuela continue to be uncertain, we’ve had a very successful quarter thanks mostly to our donors and our Venezuelan partners.

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Q1 2019 Healing Venezuela

The news from Venezuela is bad and not getting any better. Refugees have overwhelmed the region's neighbours, blackouts have produced more disruptions and deaths, and the political scene -which seemed clearer at the beginning of the year- is as confusing as ever.

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AGM

On the 15th of January at the Royal College of Surgeons in London we had our AGM where we presented 2018 results. It was a very exciting opportunity to meet old and new friends and to share with them our achievements and the challenges we face in 2019 both in Venezuela and in the UK.

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2018 Annual Report

At the end of a very successful year at Healing Venezuela, we are humbled by all the support and solidarity we have received from so many of you. Too many to mention in a short email.

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Quarterly Report Q3 / 2018

At the end of the third quarter, Venezuela continues its downward spiral, but international pressure is mounting and the Government is starting to show some signs of openness to foreign aid. As always, we hope that the country will recover soon.

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Quarterly Report Q2 / 2018

As you might have read in the press and social media, at the end of the second quarter of 2018, the news from Venezuela is alarming. Our families and friends there are struggling to cope with the crisis and the less fortunate are facing the worse humanitarian crisis that our country has ever had. We, at Healing Venezuela, are determined to make a difference and here is a summary of what we have achieved to in the second quarter of 2018.​

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A Good Start To 2018!

We had a successful first quarter, both from a fundraising point of view and because we achieved our objectives.

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A Note From Our Chairman: Rupert Pennant-Rea

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers and despite months of political turmoil in Venezuela, we sent more than one tonne of medical supplies, from bandages to ultrasound machine

Contact us

There are many ways to contact us, through social media, subscribing to our newsletter, or writing to us directly at: info@healingvenezuela.co.uk

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