In Venezuela over the past several years, the number of children who die before the age of 5 has soared.

Venezuela, once one of the most prosperous countries in the region, faces this infant-mortality crisis because of the corruption and mismanagement of the Nicolás Maduro regime.

“There are severe medicine and food shortages,” interim President Juan Guaidó writes in a recent New York Times article. “Essential infrastructure and health systems have collapsed, a growing number of children are suffering from malnutrition, and previously eradicated illnesses have re-emerged.”

“It is imperative that we find effective solutions for the grave humanitarian crisis we are suffering,” Guaidó says.

Graph showing rise in Venezuela's infant-mortality rate (State Dept.)
(State Dept.)