Red Cross set to begin crucial aid to Venezuela

Red Cross set to begin crucial aid to Venezuela
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  • calendar-gray 30 March 2019

The Red Cross (IFRC) says that it can begin distributing crucial aid supplies to crisis-hit Venezuela in two weeks, ONA reports citing BBC.

IFRC head Francesco Rocca said the group could initially help 650,000 suffering a lack of food and medicine.

Speaking at a news conference in Caracas, Rocca said: "We estimate that in a period of approximately 15 days we will be ready to offer help. We hope to help 650,000 people at first."

Rocca said Venezuela had met the conditions for humanitarian work to be carried out.

Rocca said the IFRC would need to be able to act with "impartiality, neutrality and independence" and no interference.

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