Humanitarian Aid From NGOs May Enter Venezuela In Coming Days - Guaido Envoy To OAS

Humanitarian Aid from NGOs May Enter Venezuela In Coming Days - Guaido Envoy to OAS

A humanitarian convoy carrying aid from non-governmental organizations may enter Venezuela in the coming days, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido's representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Gustavo Tarre told Sputnik on Monday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th February, 2019) A humanitarian convoy carrying aid from non-governmental organizations may enter Venezuela in the coming days, self-declared interim president Juan Guaido's representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Gustavo Tarre told Sputnik on Monday.

"They are going inside Venezuela and they will have food and drugs. There are people hungry and sick. They are waiting for that," Tarre said, noting that the aid is being provided by NGOs.

When asked when the delivery would take place, Tarre said, "Perhaps in the end of this week. I think it's more probably at the beginning of next week."

Last week, the Venezuelan opposition announced its plans to hold an international conference in Washington on February 14 in a bid to attract humanitarian aid to Venezuela.

Guaido announced that three centers would be set up for the collection of humanitarian aid in the Colombian city of Cucuta, Brazil and at an undisclosed island in the Caribbean.

The US Department of State said on Sunday that a first batch of humanitarian assistance for Venezuela was delivered to the center in Cucuta.

Tensions in Venezuela escalated when Guaido, the head of the opposition-led parliament, declared himself interim president on January 23, disputing last year's re-election of incumbent President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido's declaration was almost immediately recognized by the United States and some of its allies. Russia, China, Mexico, Turkey and Uruguay have said that they consider Maduro to be Venezuela's legitimate president.

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