The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced this Thursday the approval of (US) $200,000 to help the township of El Limón, Aragua State, which was affected by heavy rains in recent weeks.
The help was given after the approval of the State of Alarm decree signed by the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, and authorized by the approval of the National Assembly.
The following is the full statement from the Inter-American Development Bank
In view of the emergency that has affected the inhabitants located near the El Limón River, Aragua State in Venezuela, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a donation for humanitarian assistance to the amount of US$200,000 of non-reimbursable resources.
The main objective of these resources is to support the Interim Government of Venezuela in the implementation of humanitarian actions aimed at those affected by the flooding and overflowing of the El Limón River. This support consists of providing essential supplies such as food products, medicines, water to meet the immediate needs of the population.
It also contemplates providing relief services and transportation of the aforementioned goods to the affected areas, for example, rental of equipment, machinery and fuel to ensure that the affected communities can overcome the difficult situation.
The heavy rains that fell in the State of Aragua caused the El Limón River to overflow in the Mario Briceño Iragorry municipality in Maracay, and an avalanche that swept away nearly 100 homes in the El Limón municipality.
The Bank has an instrument that allows it to provide humanitarian assistance for up to US$200,000 per operation, to attend to emergencies caused by natural disasters. The Venezuelan government declared the emergency on September 16th.