SXM’s Venezuelan community requesting medical donations for Venezuela crisis

Students clash with National Guards members during an opposition demontration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas. AFP PHOTO / LEO RAMIREZ (Photo credit should read LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Students clash with National Guard members during an opposition demonstration against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images.

PHILIPSBURG – The Venezuelan community residing on St. Maarten are asking for donations to alleviate Venezuela’s basic needs in their health system due to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela as well as the overwhelming cost of lives in the act to restore Venezuela’s democratic Institutions.

For a devastating look inside Venezuela’s crisis struck hospitals, where there is no electricity, 7 babies die a day, bleeding patients lie strewn on the floor, and doctors try to operate without tools, please click here (warning for graphic imagery).

According to spokesperson of Venezuelans on St. Maarten, Paula Peraza, collections will be done at the following locations on Wednesday May 24th, Friday May 26th, and Saturday May 27th, 2017 from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm.

1. Philipsburg Pharmacy. Voges Straat, Philipsburg

2. Maho Pharmacy. Maho Plaza # 14

3. Orange Grove Pharmacy. Orange Grove Shopping Centre # 18. Cole Bay

4. Grand Marche. Bush Road

5. Carrefour. Cole bay

Funds to buy and/or donations of Medicines from the list below will be greatly appreciated. Checks and medical donations can be made at the above listed pharmacies under the name “St. Maarten shares with Venezuela“.

  • Masks
  • Adhesive
  • Protosulfil (Silver Sulfadiazine)
  • Hirudoid
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Iodine
  • Gerdex
  • Saline solution (IV and dropper)


  • Nylon 3-0 straight needle
  • Nylon 5-3 straight needle
  • Nylon 6-0 straight needle
  • Nylon 3-0 curved needle


  • Ketoprofen
  • Dipyrone


  • Ibuprofen tablets
  • Acetaminophen tablets
  • Diclofenac


  • Salbutamol
  • Budecort
  • Berudual

Nebulizer for adults and children:

  • Budesonide (Pulmicort)
  • Steroid eye drops


  • Ampicillin / Sulbactam ampoules and pills
  • Bacitracin cream
  • Bactroban cream


  • Alovent (ipatropio bromide)


  • Large and small zip lock bags
  • Spray bottles
  • Sunscreen lotion

For more information about helping Venezuela in their time of need, spokesperson of  “Venezuelans on St. Maarten”, Paula Peraza, can be contacted at