Venezuela faces three simultaneous crises related to the crackdown on dissent, the humanitarian emergency and the massive exodus of Venezuelans. Authorities persecute and criminally prosecute opponents, journalists, human rights defenders and civil society organizations. The UN Fact-Finding Mission and the International Criminal Court are documenting possible crimes against humanity being committed with the knowledge of high-ranking authorities. The Venezuelan judiciary, complicit in the abuses, lacks independence and has contributed to impunity for these crimes. Venezuela is facing a severe humanitarian emergency, with seven million in need of assistance. Many are unable to access basic health care and adequate nutrition. More than 7 million Venezuelans have fled the country, generating one of the largest migration crises in the world.

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