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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Under international law, humanitarian crises occur in countries where armed conflicts rage or when natural disasters affect entire populations or much of them.
Examples of the latter occur during widespread famines, epidemics, or other emergency conditions affected nations can't handle without outside help, very much not the case in Venezuela – despite US and establishment media propaganda claims otherwise.
The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti is one example of a humanitarian crisis following a natural disaster.
The calamitous event devastated Port-au-Prince and other areas, responsible for extensive destruction and damage – around 300,000 Haitians killed, countless thousands of others injured.
Deeply impoverished and homeless, they endured protracted crushing hardships, losing everything with practically no domestic or foreign aid to help.