According to official data published by the Ministry of health of Venezuela, over the past two years, the number of deaths of infants increased by 39%, and the number of deaths of mothers by 65%, reports the BBC.
Also dramatically increased the number of cases of such diseases as malaria and diphtheria.
We will remind, inhabitants of Venezuela are suffering from a severe shortage of food and medicine. Acute economic crisis in the country led to the fact that even the poor segments of the population, traditionally support the current government of the country took to the streets, demanding the resignation of Nicolas Maduro. In the country for more than a month of protests. The clashes between demonstrators and police left dozens dead. Maduro, successor to the late Hugo Chavez, claims that Venezuelan opposition supported by the US, which wants to obtain the oil riches of the country.
During the crisis, the Venezuelan government announced the decision to withdraw from the Organization of American States, accusing the leadership of the OAS meddling in the internal Affairs of the country.