Venezuelan NGOs discovered a new migratory phenomenon: unaccompanied minors traveling through the mines in Guayana.
Raw sewage, no supplies, no doctors: in conditions like these, a hospital is just a building. But people have no place else to go.
After the Tumeremo massacre, on October 14, we know for a fact that the ELN operates in Venezuelan territory. But the ecocide, human trafficking, slavery and “mysterious” disappearances started in 2016, with the Orinoco Mining Arc's decree.
The government has started shutting down the shelters set up in Bolívar, after 3,351 people were displaced by out-of-season flooding along the Orinoco. The thing is, people's homes are still under water, and the actual rainy season just started.
People all over Bolívar State have got gold fever. They travel to the mines and make ends meet by selling everything they can think of to miners. The problem is that, in addition to gold fever, they could get malaria or measles. As profitable as the business might be, is it worth the risk?
The Orinoco river reached and surpassed the biggest flood level in its history. Meanwhile, the government's negligence has left 11,000 people without a place to stay or food on their tables.
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