A Venezuelan archbishop has reported that many people are searching in garbage cans for something to eat, as serious shortages of food spread across the nation.
“And we are not talking about homeless people or beggars, but of men,
women, and children looking for food,” said Archbishop Ullises Antonio
Gutierrez Reyes of Ciudad Bolivar.
He said that hundreds of families in
his archdiocese are now unable to eat on a regular basis.
Medicine is also in short supply, and the archdiocese has begun
helping by serving as a clearinghouse for needed medications.
archbishop observed tha there are “more and more people in search of
Venezuela’s government has not yet recognized the severity of the crisis, the archbishop said.