UN to provide food to Venezuela children amid crisis


The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has reached a deal with the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela to provide food to the country's schoolchildren.


Child malnutrition has been on the rise as Venezuela's once-prosperous economy has gone into freefall and health services have collapsed.


More than 5.3m Venezuelans have fled their home country amid the crisis.

The WFP aims to reach 185,000 school children by the end of this year.