Red Cross aid shipment arrives in Venezuela
The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients whose president has long denied the existence of a crisis.
Workers in blue vests loaded boxes with the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies emblem onto trucks.
“It will be distributed in conformance with the fundamental principles of our movement, especially neutrality, impartiality and independence,” said Mario Villarroel, president of the Venezuelan Red Cross. “Don’t allow the politicization of this great achievement.”