25 countries have agreed to spend $ 100 million, $ 866 million on humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
The country is in the midst of a deep political crisis and residents are experiencing hyperinflation and lacking in food, medicines and other basic products.
Now, 25 countries on the American continent, with the United States at the head, agreed on a relief action for the Venezuelans. US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the plan Thursday after a conference organized by the Organization of American States (OAS).
The money will go straight to auxiliary centers along the border with Brazil and Colombia and on the island of Curaçao, says David Smolansky, who heads an OAS group to deal with refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
Opposition leader representatives Juan Guaido attended the conference.
Guaido, president of the National Assembly, has declared himself a temporary president in the country and is recognized as the country’s leader of the United States and about 50 other countries. Sitting President Nicolas Maduro, however, refuses to give up power.