Li Hanwei and Cai Shanghua was broadcast on July 12. This episode invites Yang Jianping, Honorary Professor of National Defense University of Honduras, and Wu Zhengji, Director of International Affairs Office of World Vision Taiwan. Issues such as child protection are in urgent need of assistance, and learn about the community development work World Vision is actively promoting in Venezuela. At the same time, it also invites all walks of life to make joint efforts to help poor families and children return to normal life together with World Vision. From the perspective of World Vision, "do more and get more", what we get after giving is the abundant life of children. These abundant lives must be assisted and fulfilled, because this is the right that children should have.
Under the economic figures, the invisible crisis of child hunger According to statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of Venezuelan refugees has been soaring in recent years, accumulating more than 4.6 million in 2021, second only to Syria's 6.8 million. But why is there such a large refugee population in Central and South America, which is less affected by war and climate change? In fact, after a series of wrong social number list and economic policies in Venezuela, hyperinflation broke out in 2014. The people faced serious economic difficulties. In order to survive, people had to flee and become "economic refugees". Wide Editing Figure 1 Photo Credit：TNL Brand Studio From the perspective of economic figures, between 2014 and 2020, Venezuela’s economic scale has shrunk by 74%, the unemployment rate is as high as 51%, and even 76.7% of the population is in extreme poverty (the daily living cost is less than 1.9 US dollars). .
Earlier this year, World Vision launched an in-depth needs survey in cooperation with local organizations in order to further understand the actual situation of Venezuelan households in terms of food security, nutrition and child protection. The results found that 70% of Venezuelan families are facing moderate hunger, and severe hunger causes 30% of children to have a height-to-age ratio lower than the average, which means that children cannot get enough nutrition, resulting in intellectual, physical and mental development. irreparable damage. In addition, the survey found that 20% of the refugees who fled would leave their children alone in the country, resulting in social problems such as child protection and intergenerational parenting. This not only presents the impact of the economic crisis on local families, but also allows us to see the outlines of children who are in urgent need of help. After Prosperity: Vulnerable Children Denied Basic Rights to Life It may be hard to imagine that Venezuela, which is now facing economic difficulties, used to have a comprehensive social welfare system including medical care, education, housing, etc.