United Nations System continues humanitarian cooperation in Santa Elena de Uairén

This Wednesday, the representatives of the different agencies of the United Nations system that make life in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela continued the humanitarian cooperation agenda that began yesterday in the Bolivar state, bordering the Federative Republic of Brazil.

The UN accompaniment work continued with a visit to the Rosario Vera Zurita Hospital in Santa Elena de Uairén and the type 1 rural ambulatory of the San Ignacio de Yuruany indigenous community, both chosen as sentinel centers for the attention of the coronavirus.

Likewise, they made a visit to the Bolivarian National Guard control point, located on the trunk road axis 10, to verify the prevention schemes implemented on land routes.

This with the purpose of strengthening prevention schemes and the epidemiological fence against COVID-19 in this border region.

The resident coordinator of the UN in Venezuela, Peter Groohman, thanked the governor of the Bolívar state, Justo Noguera, and the local aid workers for their welcome.

“We have seen how the procedure is implemented by the Venezuelan Government to care for Venezuelans who arrive here, and on behalf of the United Nations we are offering all the support, since various agencies are working in terms of humanitarian assistance in Santa Elena de Uairén.” He expressed.

In this context, he reiterated that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has supported with the contribution of medicines and protection supplies.

The UN coordinator also reported that the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has carried out interventions in prioritized health centers in this town, to guarantee the correct water supply.

“The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has started the construction of power plants so that they do not lack electricity, the Population Fund (UNFPA), for its part, is working with the entire part of reproductive health, so that there is a work in progress”, he added.

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