the leader of the Opposition and the speaker of the venezuelan parliament Juan Guaidó has urged the world to send food, medicines and other supplies to the crisis-ridden country.
with such supplies in neighboring Colombia.the City of Cúcuta is located at the Venezuela's western border. Illustration: Google Maps
At a press conference in the border city of Cúcuta in Colombia beats the head of the u.s. to the assisting authority, USAID Mark Green alarm about the state of emergency in Venezuela, reports the BBC:
" Children go hungry, and almost every hospital is experiencing a serious shortage of medicines.
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– We are now at the forefront of the largest massflykten of people in the history of Latin america, said Green also.
Venezuela's authoritarian regime is likely to drop into one of their trucks.
the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, to deny that the country needs relief, and he suspects that they are a cover for a coming american military intervention.
A highway bridge over the gränsfloden Tachira right next to Cúcuta has been blocked with two containers and tank trailers to prevent the importation.
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Juan Guaidó has been recognized as venezuelan interim president of the united states and most other western countries.
According to the Guaidó are hundreds of thousands of volunteers ready to carry the commodities in the country. Guaidó has set 23 February as the day when it should begin to occur.
the Maduro government and the opposition believe most analysts that it is the army that sits on the key. Which side the military is on will be crucial.
– the Message we must convey to the armed forces is that they have a week to do the right thing, " says Juan Guaidó.
According to the U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, a group of generals in the venezuelan army, now in secret on a regular basis with the opposition, writes the colombian El Tiempo.
More efforts to send aid via Cúcuta is planned in the next few days. According to the opposition built hubs for nödleveranser also up in the brazilian state of Roraima in the south and on the island of Curacao in the north, which is Dutch territory.
Colombia and Venezuela is hardly any doubt that there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
Every day, fleeing the 5,500 people across the border, in Addition, daily, over 30,000 who stay a few days in order to get medicines and food and then go back, " says Sofia Ollvid, who works for the UN flyktingorgans Swedish partner in Sweden for UNHCR.
She visited the area last week.
– There are huge gaps. Most people who can't fill the basic needs. Many need to provide the vaccine to their children.
the UNHCR works both in Colombia with the venezuelans that fled there, and inside Venezuela. Since the issue of nödleveranserna is politically sensitive can not Sofia Ollvid comment on this, or the possibility of bringing them in the country.