The Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab, spoke on Tuesday about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. “The failures of the regimes of Maduro and Hugo Chávez have resulted in the greatest forced displacement of people in the history of South America. We need a peaceful transition to democracy through fair and free presidential elections”, said Raab during the session of the British Parliament.
Raab recalled that there are already more than five million Venezuelans who have sought refuge outside their country. He also asked the British government to support Colombia and Peru, countries that have received those fleeing the ravages created by Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
“The United Kingdom is allocating more than 40 million euros in humanitarian assistance, £ 10 million of which will go to the recipient countries of Venezuelan migrants in the South American region”, said the minister.
For her part, the Venezuelan ambassador to the United Kingdom, Vanessa Neumann, expressed through her personal Twitter account her gratitude to Minister Raab and the British Government for supporting the cause for the rescue of democracy in Venezuela promoted by the acting government of President (E) Juan Guaidó.
— Vanessa Neumann (@vanessaneumann) September 3, 2019