CARICOM leaders against politicising humanitarian aid to Venezuela

CARICOM leaders are concerned that humanitarian aid to Venezuela is being politicised. 

At the conclusion of the 30th inter-sessional meeting of the conference of heads of government of Caricom in St. Kitts, Nevis, a joint communique was issued with an official statement on the recent escalation of tensions in Venezuela. 

CARICOM reiterated its call for meaningful dialogue to bring an end to the ongoing conflict in the South American nation.  

"There must be a commitment to the delivery of humanitarian aid in a manner that is not politicised but which uses United Nations mechanisms that have been used over the years for the impartial and effective delivery of humanitarian relief," leaders said. 

Last week, tensions rose at the Venezuelan Colombian border as the Venezuelan government denied entry to hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid from the United States.

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