Assistance will be provided to almost 13 million Venezuelans.
The United States will provide Venezuela with $ 247 million in humanitarian aid and $ 89 million in economic assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable categories of the Venezuelan population. This was announced by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, senior adviser to the Secretary of State for special political affairs.
According to a statement by Ned Price, an official representative of the U.S. Department of State, this way, assistance will be provided to both Venezuelans who are at home and Venezuelan refugees.
Almost $ 120 million will be allocated through the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the Department of State, $ 216 million – through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and more than $ 775 thousand – through the Inter-American Fund.
In total, more than 7 million people in Venezuela itself and almost 5.7 million Venezuelans who were forced to flee to neighboring countries can count on receiving assistance. We are also talking about communities that have accepted refugees from Venezuela in 17 Latin American countries.
Considering the new funding, the United States has allocated more than $ 1.9 billion in aid to Venezuela since 2017, including $ 1.65 billion in humanitarian aid.
According to Price, the United States supports some important humanitarian programs for Venezuelans, including food and medical assistance, water and hygiene products, programs to support women, youth, LGBTQ representatives, and the indigenous population of Venezuela.