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Tag: Francesco Rocca

  • Saturday, March 30th 2019 - 08:30 UTC

    Red Cross ready to supply humanitarian aid to Venezuela, apparently negotiated with Maduro's regime

    
IFRC “can count on the legal and technical conditions to work in the country, to gain access to humanitarian aid that is so needed,” President Francesco Rocca said

    The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday it was prepared to channel humanitarian aid to Venezuela through an operation that could be similar to one in Syria, potentially helping ease chronic hunger and disease in the South American nation. President Nicolas Maduro in February blocked efforts by political opponents to bring US-backed aid into the country across its borders with neighboring Colombia and Brazil, and has denied the country is suffering a humanitarian crisis.