Police on motorcycles ahead of trucks on highway (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)
Two semi-trailer trucks containing humanitarian aid from the U.S. for Venezuela are escorted by Colombian police near Cúcuta, Colombia, on February 7. (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

Trucks filled with humanitarian aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have arrived at the border in Colombia, including food, medical supplies, hygiene kits and nutritional products intended for the people of Venezuela.

These efforts are a result of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s January 24 announcement that the U.S. would provide more than $20 million in initial humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela. They’re struggling to cope with severe food and medicine shortages and other dire consequences of the corrupt Maduro regime.

Below are some scenes of the USAID help making its way to the border of Venezuela. Also below are images of a community kitchen on the Colombia-Venezuela border that feeds Venezuelans who have fled their country. Check back for updates.

Man gesturing and shouting out bus window (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)
A man shouts “Welcome humanitarian aid!” as he passes a line of Venezuelan military forces who block the main access to the Tienditas International Bridge linking Colombia and Venezuela. (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)
Western Hemisphere map overlaid with sources and content of humanitarian aid for Venezuela (USAID/OFDA)
People using forklift to load pallets in warehouse (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)
Loading pallets of supplies at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia, on February 4. (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)
Workers handling boxes in large stacks (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)
Unloading trucks at a warehouse in Cúcuta, Colombia, on February 7. (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)
People wearing masks and hair nets chopping food on tall table (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)
Staff at Casa de Paso Divina Providencia Community Kitchen in Cúcuta prepare food for Venezuelan refugees. (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)
Young girl with bowl standing near other people (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)
A young girl gets a meal from Casa de Paso Divina Providencia Community Kitchen in Cúcuta. (U.S. Embassy Bogotá)