US pledges additional $48M for Venezuela crisis


Devex  | Wed, Sep 26, 2018

by Teresa Welsh


WASHINGTON — United States Vice President Mike Pence announced an additional $48 million in U.S. funding for the regional response to Venezuelan refugees and migrants on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“I believe that it's imperative, as we see this unfolding crisis in Venezuela, that we address it because of the humanitarian cost; we address it because of the need to end the tyranny and abuse of its people,” Pence said at a U.N. meeting discussing the crisis caused by Venezuela’s economic instability and deteriorating democratic situation.

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