US sends second wave of Venezuelan humanitarian aid to Colombia

US Air Force C-17 cargo planes landed in Colombia’s Cucuta with a second wave of wad for the people of Venezuela, which is currently trapped in humanitarian and political crisis.

According to US Agency for International Development (USAID) the plane from Homestead Air Reserve Base in Miami delivered carried relief supplies like nutrition products and hygiene kits for 3,500 children and 25,000 people respectively.

The first wave of similar supplies arrived Cucuta on February 8 and it included medical supplies, high-energy biscuits, ready-to-use supplementary foods, hygiene kits and food kits.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is strongly opposition such move and alleging US is trying to stage a coup in the country.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido earlier requested the National Assembly to allow the aid to enter the border and urged Saturday for the same to hundreds of thousands of registered volunteers.

Guaido is self-declared president of Venezuela and speaking at a rally in Caracas said, “The end of poverty will come, the humanitarian emergency will cease.”

He tweeted there are more than 600,000 registered volunteers.

Maduro meanwhile has blocked a bridge that connects Venezuela with Colombia to bar US aid enter the country and said, “We are not beggars.”

Maduro was inaugurated for his second term in January.

Paul Linus