Washington (EFE).- El secretario de Estado de EE.UU., Antony Blinken, announced this young person a new package of 376 million dollars in humanitarian aid for Venezuela and in other countries with the object of palliating the migratory crisis in the region.

In a statement, Blinken said this funding will go towards food, housing, access to health, water sanitation, hygiene and protection programs for vulnerable groups, such as women, youth, indigenous peoples and the LGTB community. .

“Meeting the needs of the most vulnerable Venezuelans in Venezuela, Venezuelan refugees and migrants, and the generous communities that host them in the region,” Blinken said.

The head of American diplomacy indicated that this package was part of the commitments agreed at the Summit of the Americas in June in Los Angeles (United States), where twenty countries of the continent agreed to cooperate to curb migratory flows. .

Venezuela, a central issue for the United States

Of the $376 million, some $181 million will be distributed through the State Department’s Bureau of Immigration and more than $194 million through the United States Development Agency.

According to the State Department, there are more than seven million people in vulnerable conditions in Venezuela and 6.8 million Venezuelans in 17 countries in the region.

With the new package, the humanitarian assistance that the United States has allocated to Venezuelans since 2017 amounts to $2.7 billion.

File photo of Venezuelan migrants waiting to receive aid in New York (United States). EFE/Javier Otazu

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that his immigration priority was to prevent the arrival of migrants from Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.

In this sense, Blinken announced on Wednesday a new humanitarian aid package of 200 million dollars for Mexico and Central America to contain the migration crisis.

The president stressed that “it is not rational” to deport them to their countries, which the United States does not consider to be democracies, for which he is working with Mexico and other governments to stop the flow of arrivals at the US border.

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