On Wednesday placed two freight containers and a fuel tank on the Tienditas bridge on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. Moreover, venezuelan equine military have been seen guarding the bridge, reports The Guardian.
Just hours before the bridge was blocked, sent a convoy from the Colombian capital, with supplies being transported to Venezuela and is expected to reach the border first, on Thursday.
the Convoy with food and medicines donated by the united states after a request from opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
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that Venezuela finds itself in a humanitarian crisis, a recognition could be used to justify military actions from other countries against Venezuela.
the Opposition leader Juan Guaidós efforts to get relief to the country can be seen as the latest attempt to invalidate the Maduro as president.
Guaidó firmly believe that Venezuela is going through a humanitärkris and he has urged the military to drop through the carriage with the supplies.
the main goal now is to try to crack the military, and the humanitarian aid is a Trojan horse that try to do it, " says Maryhen Jiménez Morales, a specialist on Venezuela at the university of Oxford, to The Guardian.
for a politicisation of humanitarian aid, reports Reuters.
– Humanitarian activities must be independent from political, military and other targets, " says Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the united nations to Reuters.
He said that the current blockade shows even more clearly the need for serious political negotiations between the parties in the conflict.
– It is important that the humanitarian aid avpolitiseras and to the needs of people is it that governs when and how humanitarian assistance is provided.https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1093191550367080448
has said that it is an offence to obstruct the humanitarian efforts from Venezuela, reports The Guardian.
– To prevent the humanitarian efforts from Venezuela hurt the venezuelan people. It is something that god would not forgive, " says Carlos Holmes Trujillo.
Even the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has commented on the broblockaden. On Twitter he writes that the united states and other countries trying to help the venezuelan people.
”Maduro regime must allow the aid to reach the starving people,” writes Mike Pompeo.
Juan Guaidó to the UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres and asked for help with the crisis in Venezuela. However, it is the Maduro government, which holds a place in the UN general assembly, which means that the UN can only act in the question of whether Maduro or the security council allows it.
the united states would be able to bring the issue of humanitarian aid to Venezuela in the UN security council, but such a decision would most likely be blocked by Russia.
the united nations estimates that about three million venezuelans have fled the crisis in Venezuela, a majority of them since 2015, reports Reuters.
The last few weeks has the International Red cross committee (ICRC) doubled its budget for Venezuela to sek 164 million.
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