Humanitarian Assistance

Large white ship with red crosses painted on it (U.S. Navy/Bill Mesta)

U.S. hospital ship sails again to help Venezuelans

The USNS Comfort will stop at 14 ports of call and support local health care systems by providing on-ship and on-shore medical and dental treatment.
Starving girl lying in bed (© Meridith Kohut/The New York Times/Redux)

Venezuela: Abandoned hospitals

Health care in Venezuela has crumbled along with the economy under Maduro's mismanagement. Hospitals have been abandoned and people are starving.
Woman about to inject vaccine into a child's upper arm (© Ary Silva/PAHO/WHO)

Eradicated diseases return amid Venezuela’s crisis

Venezuela's economic collapse has left its people vulnerable to once eradicated diseases that could spread across the Americas.
Man with painted face holding Venezuelan flag aloft (© Shutterstock)video

United in support for Venezuela [video]

The international community is working to support the Venezuelan people. Some countries are also hosting those who have fled.
Illustrations of types of aid superimposed on photo (State Dept./J. Maruszewski)

Critical assistance is ready for Venezuelans [infographic]

The United States has pre-positioned relief supplies in Brazil, Colombia and Curaçao that will save lives in Venezuela.
People in uniform building frame around water tank (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris/U.S. Navy)

Partnership prepares Pacific nations for natural disasters

Technical experts from 11 countries led by the U.S. Navy will provide disaster response training and humanitarian aid during Pacific Partnership 2019.
Juan Guaidó with raised thumb, surrounded by supporters (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Guaidó gives Venezuelans 75 days of hope [infographic]

Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaidó has delivered tangible results in his first 75 days serving the people suffering under Maduro's regime.
Mike Pompeo and Colombia President Iván Duque walking with an entourage (© Rafael Hernandez/dpa picture alliance/Getty Images)

Pompeo in Cúcuta: ‘Mr. Maduro, open these bridges’

Secretary Pompeo’s stop in Cúcuta, Colombia, a major transit point for Venezuelans fleeing the crisis at home, caps a tour of four South American countries.
Aerial view of houses flooded by a cyclone (© Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty Images)

5 ways the U.S. is responding to Cyclone Idai

Learn how the U.S. is helping Mozambique recover from Tropical Cyclone Idai ,  the worst natural disaster to hit southern Africa in two decades.