I’ve two friends in this team, really incredible how they offer their house to collect supplies for the protest. They used green signs during the march because ‘the best way to help is doing what we do every day’: helping protesters and soldiers alike.
Andrea Rodriguez and Andrea Mendez are my friends from summer camp and both of them are studying medicine at the Central University of Venezuela. They wake up every morning to work for keep Venezuelans to be safe of violent protest in the country.
Primeros Auxilios UCV is a volunteer group of young doctors and medical students have become a symbol of how Venezuelans are trying to replace critical government functions.
But group organizers say they treat dozens of patients daily and believe that the first aid they deliver has been crucial in saving lives. The Venezuelan economy’s near-collapse has devastated medical facilities and supply lines, and limited state-run emergency care at demonstrations, according to the group.
When the team of roughly 60 volunteers went to the front lines for the first time, they didn’t even have gloves, disinfectant, or bandages.
They work across Venezuela any time there’s a rally or demonstration, but most of their time is spent in Caracas, where the majority of the group’s members are based. i
They received donations from all over the world from Venezuelans abroad but if you want to help with this cause, you can go here:
The health system in Venezuela has been slowly crumbling for years, reaching a point of crisis in recent months with hospitals lacking even the most basic resources to treat patients, like gauze or running water. Hospital workers report having only 3 percent of needed supplies, according to the Venezuelan Medical Federation.
You can support this group HERE 🙂 they are sending medical and other resources to Venezuela. All these supplies will be delivered to the First Aid group of UCV med students that help protesters as well as several resistance groups.
Together we are the solution!