Humanitarian Assistance

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Helping children who flee Venezuela to stay in school

Nicolás Maduro has created a crisis that, by keeping Venezuelan children from school, is threatening to create a lost generation.
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U.S. gives $120 million in new aid for Venezuelans

New U.S. funds will provide emergency food and health assistance to vulnerable Venezuelans in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout the region.
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4 ways USAID is responding to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

The U.S. Agency for International Development is sending humanitarian aid as well as search and rescue teams to provide assistance to Bahamians in need.
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A USNS Comfort mission by the numbers

The USNS Comfort left Panama after providing medical, dental, and eye-related treatment and care to 6,691 patients, some of them Venezuelan.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
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Dispelling myths about U.S. sanctions on Iran [video]

Learn the truth about U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime. Food, medicine, and humanitarian aid do not fall under U.S. sanctions.
Pompeo and Moreno (© Ecuadorean Presidency/Handout/ Reuters)

The renewed U.S.-Ecuador relationship

Secretary Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is redoubling its efforts to strengthen ties in the Western Hemisphere, including its relationship with Ecuador.
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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.