The Venezuelan health system is suffering as a result of the country's economic crisis.

A woman holds a sign with a image of a baby crying with text that reads in Spanish
A woman holds a sign with a image of a baby crying with text that reads in Spanish "They took away my rights, there is not milk" during a protest outside the JM de los Rios children's hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, April 27, 2018. (AP)

Venezuelan families are struggling to provide the bare minimum for their children.

According to the charity Caritas Venezuela, a family needs about 100 times the minimum wage just to cover the most basic nutritional needs. 

"The World Health Organisation says, a country with 10% of its children with malnutrition is at risk, at 12% it's considered famine. In Venezuela, a recent study conducted in five different states shows that we're at 14.8%," says Huniades Urbina, President of Venezuela's Childcare and Pediatrics Society. 

TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan reports from Caracas.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies