US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced this on Thursday New package of $376 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelans in Venezuela and other countries With the aim of easing the migrant crisis in the region.
Where this funding will go, Blinken said in a statement. feeding scheduleof Shelter, access to health, water sanitation, sanitation and protection of vulnerable groups, such as women, youth, indigenous peoples and collectives LGTBIQ+,
He added, it aims to “response to the most vulnerable Venezuelans in Venezuela, Venezuelan refugees and migrants, and the generous communities that welcome them to the region.”
The leader of US diplomacy said the package is part of commitments agreed at the US summit in Los Angeles (USA) in June, where twenty countries on the continent agreed to cooperate to stop migrant flows.
Of the $376 million, some $181 million will be distributed through the State Department’s Office of Migration and more than $194 million through the United States Agency for Development (USAID).
According to the State Department, there More than seven million people in Venezuela are at vulnerability and 6.8 million Venezuelans in 17 countries in the region.
With the new package, the humanitarian aid the United States has allocated to Venezuela since 2017 amounts to $2.7 billion.
United States President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that his priority in immigration matters is to prevent arrival Expatriates from Venezuela, Cuba and NicaraguaOne.
The president said deporting them to their countries “is not justified”, which the United States does not consider a democracy, for which he is working with Mexico and other governments to stop the flow of arrivals across the US border.
In that sense, Blinken on Wednesday announced a new $200 million humanitarian aid package earmarked for Mexico and Central America to stem the migrant crisis.