US and EU sanctions led to a humanitarian and economic crisis in Venezuela with devastating consequences for the country’s poorest population.
This was announced by the UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral restrictive measures on human rights Elena Dovgan. The corresponding statement was released by the UN HRC.
It is noted that Dovgan made a two-week visit to Venezuela.
“They (the sanctions. – RDN) led to an economic, humanitarian and development crisis with devastating consequences for the entire population of Venezuela,” RIA Novosti quotes a message.
According to the UN Special Rapporteur, the sanctions have particularly affected the situation of those who live in extreme poverty.
In September 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department expanded its sanctions list for Venezuela.