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Appeals & Response Plans
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2016
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015-Dec 2016
- South America: Drought - 2015-2017
- Venezuela: Floods - Jul 2015
- Venezuela: Floods - May 2012
- Venezuela: Floods - Nov 2011
- Venezuela: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
- Latin America: Dengue Outbreak - Mar 2010
Most read reports
- Venezuela: Human rights experts say health system in crisis
- América Latina y El Caribe - Rutas Migratorias de Población Venezolana (a 18 de septiembre de 2018)
- Promoción y protección de los derechos humanos en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
- OPS acompaña a Venezuela en la implementación de su nuevo Plan de Acción en Salud
- América Latina y El Caribe - Stocks de Población Venezolana en la región (a 26 de septiembre de 2018)
Shocking reversal for country once lauded for nearly wiping out the disease, reflecting wider problems in failing healthcare system
Venezuela is facing an escalating malaria crisis, even as the infection rates have continued to decline across most of the rest of the planet.
The situation is a shocking reversal in a country that was once seen as a flag bearer for global malaria eradication. Once the Americas’ most malaria-infected country, the disease was almost wiped out between the 1960s and the 1980s.
Venezuela has declared two months of three-day weekends in the latest attempt to curb energy use as a months-long drought dries up reservoirs used to generate electricity.
President Nicolás Maduro announced that Fridays in April and May would be non-working holidays as part of an effort to stave off electricity rationing.
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Health officials call for political support amid fears rainy season will cause spread of disease pushed into cities by poverty
Malaria is making a comeback in Venezuela. For the first time in 50 years, the disease, which is disseminated by mosquitoes, is spreading from jungle communities to bustling urban centres. Its revival, experts say, could take at least two years to reverse.