In pictures: The suffering of Venezuela’s people

The people of Venezuela have suffered at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. The regime’s policies have led to hyperinflation, food shortages and a public health crisis, forcing tens of millions to suffer and millions more to flee the country. Below are photographs documenting their struggle.

Woman looking at half-filled grocery store shelves (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)
(© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Empty shelves line a supermarket in Caracas in March 2018. Inflation in Venezuela passed 1 million percent in 2018, according to the International Monetary Fund.


Boy crouching on road where grain has been spilled (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)
(© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Ninety percent of families in Venezuela are not able to purchase enough food on a daily basis, according to Encuesta Nacional de Condiciones de Vida. Above, a youth collects grains of corn that fell from a truck in Puerto Cabello in January 2018.


People carrying their belongings across river (© Eliecer Mantilla/AP Images)
(© Eliecer Mantilla/AP Images)

The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reached 3 million in 2018, according to the United Nations. Above, people flee Venezuela carrying their household belongings across the Táchira River to Colombia in August 2015.


People with their belongings lining road (©Fernando Vergara/AP Images)
(©Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

More than 1 million refugees who have fled Venezuela have resettled in Colombia, according to USAID. Above, Venezuelans cross the Simón Bolívar International Bridge into Colombia in February 2018.


Two children, one with doll, on roadway (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)
(© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

A girl holds her doll as she hitchhikes with her twin brother and their parents after crossing the Venezuelan border into Pacaraima, Roraima state, Brazil, in March 2018.


Girl carrying bowl and walking among tents (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)
(© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

As of January, the number of Venezuelans seeking refugee status worldwide has increased 4,000 percent since 2014, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Above, tents fill a shelter for migrating Venezuelans in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, in March 2018.


Wooden crosses lining road (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)
(© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Wooden crosses representing the death toll of civil unrest line a median strip in Caracas in July 2017. The Maduro regime was responsible for mass arrests and persecution in Venezuela during his rule.


People in street yelling and waving hands (© Boris Vergara/AP Images)
(© Boris Vergara/AP Images)

Anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 23 demand Nicolás Maduro’s resignation. They cheer as Juan Guaidó, head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, says he will serve as interim president until a new election can be called.


People holding candles (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)
(© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Venezuelans attend a candlelight vigil in July 2017 to honor people killed in clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Caracas.

A version of this story was previously published on January 24.