Nicolás Maduro’s regime continues to violate the rights of Venezuelan migrants who have been forced to return to the country due to the emergence of the Covid-19. The dictatorship has prevented them from returning to their homes and forces them to cram into spaces in subhuman conditions.
This Monday, 72 migrants who returned to Venezuela through the Guajira, in Zulia State, began a hunger strike as a means to pressure and demand that the national authorities move them to their cities of origin.
The citizens assured that officials in charge of the Point of Integral Social Attention (PASI) in the town of Guana, where they have been staying for 46 days, promised them that on Friday, August 7th, they would begin the transfers to their respective places, however, they have not complied.
Among the people who declared themselves on hunger strike are minors and elderly people.
Human Rights Violations
It was forewarned that the shelter does not have the conditions to care for people who have been isolated and many are facing potential dehydration and decompensation.
The Guana Mission boarding school is located about 30 kilometers from the town of Paraguaipoa, in the Venezuelan Guajira. To access it, one must travel on a deteriorated road and there is no telephone signal.