United States Senator Bob Menéndez welcomed the agreement to start operations of the World Food Program in Venezuela.
“I join the international community in welcoming the agreement of the World Food Program in Venezuela after two years of delays and obstruction by the regime,” he said in a letter.
Menéndez assured that the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela continues to be one of the worst in the world and is marked mainly by food insecurity, “a collapsed hospital system and the mass exodus of more than 5.6 million Venezuelans.”
The US senator said that despite the fact that the food program guarantees access to more than one million Venezuelan children to a plate of food, the need for more humanitarian aid in the country should not be ignored.
“I sincerely hope that the Maduro regime will accept once and for all the gruesome reality that the Venezuelan people are facing so that an even broader humanitarian response is finally allowed,” he said.
On the other hand, he reiterated his commitment to the Legitimate Government to work for Venezuelans and the freedom of Venezuela.
“As WFP begins its programs in the coming months, I look forward to working with Interim President Guaidó and leaders of Venezuelan civil society to ensure that assistance reaches those most in need without any further setbacks,” he concluded.
Last Monday, the President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, held a meeting with the Executive Director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, and thanked the efforts to combat hunger in Venezuela.