Venezuela’s health emergency: Calls for UN intervention

Severe food and medicine shortages have led to a dramatic increase in disease, as well as infant and maternal mortality.

The United Nations is being urged to offer a full-scale response to the collapse of Venezuela‘s healthcare system.

A report by Johns Hopkins University and Human Rights Watch says a shortage of vaccines is leading to a rise in cases of preventable diseases.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.