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UN humanitarian flight arrives in Venezuela with supplies

29 mai 2020

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Credit: UNICEF

A plane carrying 12 tons of humanitarian aid, aimed at providing nutritional support and improving access to safe water for thousands of families, landed in Venezuela today to support the United Nations humanitarian response.

With this shipment, the UN has brought more than 100 tons of humanitarian assistance to Venezuela since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to generous funding from the international community.

This UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shipment includes 127,000 water purification tablets, 18 water tanks and 40,000 nutritional support packages. These supplies complement UNICEF’s response, which has already delivered some 90 tons of supplies to 189 health institutions, including 38 sentinel hospitals, clinics and community health centres in 13 states.

To date, the UN and other partners have reached 1 million people as part of the COVID-19 response and in the continuity of other critical response areas of health, shelter and equipment, food, protection, education and nutrition, including for returnees.

The UN and partners have launched an appeal for US$72 million to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the continuation of other critical activities in the framework of the COVID-19 Prevention and Care Plan in Venezuela.