Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 29, 2019 / 17:01 pm
The director of Caritas Venezuela, Janeth Márquez, has said they are again asking the government of Nicolas Maduro to open "a wide door to humanitarian aid" to alleviate shortages due to the economic crisis.
In a statement broadcast April 24 by EWTN Noticias, Márquez also requested that this humanitarian channel include the participation of more agents. In addition she that that it is necessary "for the criteria to be clear on availability, transparency and especially how and where the humanitarian aid is going to arrive."
Caritas Venezuela has been requesting permission for the entry of humanitarian aid since 2015 to deal with the emergency resulting from the shortage of food and medicine.
Márquez explained that when Nicolas Maduro announced permission to the Red Cross for the entry of aid April 11 this was "very specific" and covered "only healthcare issues having to do with medical and surgical supplies."