Canada to host ministerial meeting of the Lima Group
“The world needs to come together to bring an end to the current crisis in Venezuela. Together, with the Lima Group and Canada’s international partners, we are determined to support the Venezuelan people in their quest for a peaceful return to democracy.”
- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs
More than 4.8 million Venezuelans have been forced to flee their homes in search of food, health care and other basic services.
Canada has committed over $53 million in stabilization, humanitarian and development programming to help respond to the effects of the regional migration and refugee crisis as well as humanitarian needs in Venezuela.
In response to attacks on Venezuelans’ democratic and human rights by the regime of Nicolás Maduro, Canada has imposed 4 rounds of targeted sanctions on those responsible for undermining democratic institutions and committing gross human rights violations.
Canada supports the report published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, highlighting grave human rights violations found in Venezuela.
Canada previously hosted the Lima Group on October 26, 2017, and February 4, 2019, in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario, respectively.
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