Vecchio requests humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees in Miami and Houston

The Venezuelan diplomatic authorities in the United States raised with Miami-Dade County and the City of Hialeah the possibility of using federal funds to help Venezuelans who, after crossing the border, move to South Florida and many of them are in precarious conditions.


The proposal consists of allocating resources to the mayor’s offices or non-profit organizations (NGOs) that have a history of helping refugees so that they allocate the funds to support the hundreds of Venezuelans who arrive in Miami-Dade without money, without work. and homeless, said the Venezuelan ambassador in Washington, Carlos Vecchio. The situation of Venezuelans in Miami-Dade “exceeds the capacity of the authorities here and of the NGOs that are in charge of this.”


Vecchio said he made the point at a recent meeting in Miami with Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo. And he has planned a meeting with the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, to discuss the same matter.


The Ambassador assured that the embassy lacks resources to provide aid and that the focus has always been humanitarian aid that is not handled by the interim government, but rather that the US allocates Venezuelan refugees to Latin America and now it turns out that the problem is occurring within from the country.


The US government provides humanitarian and economic aid to respond to the needs of Venezuelans in Venezuela as well as to refugees and migrants in Latin America, but not within the United States.

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