the past few weeks have been very intense. The CitizenGO team has been working nonstop to campaign on behalf of the Venezuelan people. I’m excited to tell you that we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!
On Thursday, September 27th, the UN Human Rights Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution to protect the Human Rights of Venezuelans. This has never happened before!
Image: CitizenGO’s Global Campaigner, Javier Villamor, at the UN in Geneva
What does this mean?
It means that the Human Rights Council recognized the flagrant violations of basic human rights and will urge Maduro’s regime to „accept humanitarian assistance in order to address the scarcity of food, medicine and medical supplies.“
This is exactly what we asked for! With your help, we are making a difference.
You can see more pictures from our day at the UN by clicking here:
Rubén Navarro, a representative of CitizenGO, spoke to the Human Rights Council in Geneva about our campaign. You can see his presentation (in Spanish) here:
On September 27th, we delivered more than 123,000 signatures from active citizens like you to the offices of Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and Tedros Adhanom, the General Director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
We also talked with 16 member state representatives, and we met formally with nine of them. The international community is worried about the situation in Venezuela.
But this was not all we did for Venezuela.
On August 20th, CitizenGO convened a press conference featuring four witnesses of the human rights violations in Venezuela. The speakers were Patricia Carrera (the president of LEAN Foundation and human rights activist), Carleth Morales (a journalist), Carlos Moreno (the brother of a murdered Green Helmet), and Araminta González, who was tortured for two years.
You can see a video summary of the conference here:
And here is the photo album from the event:
The conference had a big impact. We reached dozens of national and international media outlets and Venezuela made the news again, after months of silence from the media.
We are also excited to have helped hundreds of Venezuelans with a financial contribution thanks to your donations. We provided 4,790 kilos of medicine, almost five tons! It is very inspiring to see the video from the grateful children and families.
Image: Venezuelans with the medicine they received.
Image: LEAN Foundation receiving the donation from CitizenGO CEO Ignacio Arsuaga
Thanks to you, Venezuelans can continue to fight for their survival!
I will leave you with a short video summary about our donations:
Thank you, once again, for joining with us in helping the Venezuelan people!
Caroline Craddock and the entire CitizenGO team