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Venezuela To Receive U.N. Emergency Funding To Address Humanitarian, Health Crises

IRIN: Venezuela to receive emergency U.N. aid for the first time
“Venezuela is to receive more than $9 million in assistance from the U.N.’s Central Emergency Response Fund, according to the official list of 2018 allocations. … The largest tranche, $3,650,870, goes to the World Health Organization for ‘ensuring emergency care delivery capacity in priority health institutions to address essential health needs of the most vulnerable population in Venezuela’…” (Parker, 11/26).

Reuters: U.N. approves $9 mln in aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela
“…It is the first U.N. emergency funding for the government of President Nicolas Maduro, which blames the country’s economic problems on U.S. financial sanctions and an ‘economic war’ led by political adversaries. Government critics celebrated the move as a recognition by Venezuelan authorities that the country faces a humanitarian crisis — something Maduro has denied in the past — and a step toward treating a population starved of basic services…” (Nebehay/Ellsworth, 11/26).