The humanitarian need for Venezuela continues to grow everyday. Mark Green the USAID administrator announced this morning that United States is airlifting more assistance to help the people of Venezuela. Water treatment units and other supplies that will provide and store safe water arrived this morning in Cucuta, Colombia right on the border with Venezuela. But more is needed. Lifesavings supplies, food and other items need to be shipped in bordering towns with Venezuela to allow the opposition to distribute them inside the country.
WHEELS DOWN 🛬! More relief supplies that will be pre-positioned for the people of #Venezuela have landed in #Cucuta #Colombia. These supplies will provide safe water to help people stay healthy. #EstamosUnidosVE pic.twitter.com/W2Yp07IyZg
— Mark Green (@USAIDMarkGreen) February 28, 2019
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence speaking in an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Trish Regan said all options are on the table when asked whether the U.S. will consider military action to secure a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela.
“Trump has made it clear that while we hope for a peaceful transition, we hope that the diplomatic and economic pressure and the voice of nations around the world will result in a peaceful transition,” the Vice President said on Monday. “All options are on the table.”
Pence, speaking from Bogotá Columbia, was in the region amid reports of violence along the border as workers attempt to deliver humanitarian aid which is being blocked by Maduro forces.
.@VP on #Venezuela: “We’re going to continue to bring more pressure to bear, more economic pressure to bear, more diplomatic pressure to bear on the #Maduro regime, and I believe with all of my heart that the day will come when Venezuela will once again be free.” #TrishRegan pic.twitter.com/eOt66cQAvD
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) February 26, 2019