Red Cross Receives Waiver From Maduro Government To Begin Aid Deliveries To Venezuela

New York Times: Red Cross Granted Access to Deliver Aid in Venezuela
“The Red Cross said Friday it had received permission from Venezuela’s government and opposition to roll out one of the organization’s biggest global relief campaigns, signaling a possible easing in the dire humanitarian emergency gripping the country. The announcement amounted to the first tacit acknowledgment by the government of Nicolás Maduro that Venezuelans are suffering from lack of food and other basics. … The Red Cross said a diplomatic waiver granted by Mr. Maduro would allow it to begin delivery of medical supplies as soon as mid-April. … The Red Cross said its relief in Venezuela will not be linked to any political parties…” (Kurmanaev/Herrera, 3/29).

Additional coverage of the announcement is available from Reuters and Wall Street Journal.