The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela sent this Saturday about 20 tons of humanitarian aid and activated the Simón Bolívar Humanitarian Task Force, to collaborate with the sister nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where the La Soufriére volcano erupted, after 40 years inactive.
From the state of La Guaira, the Sector Vice-president for Citizen Security and Peace, A / J Carmen Meléndez, following the instructions of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, supervised the departure of the Navy Ship AB «Goajira» T-63 , which transports the cargo containing drinking water, non-perishable food, blankets, sheets, mattresses, mats, mosquito nets, hammocks and personal hygiene kits.
The governments of Venezuela and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines coordinated this action of support and solidarity, to face the onslaught of nature, as soon as the alert was decreed in that Caribbean nation.
To the team of professionals from the Simón Bolívar Humanitarian Task Force and the Bolivarian National Navy, the Sector Vice-president told them:
“It is time to represent our homeland, Venezuela, and I am sure that they will leave the name of our country very much in high; they are specialists in risk management who are on the front line of battle, saving lives in the face of any catastrophe. Good Wind and Good Sea on this journey! it will be about 50 hours”, she said.
For his part, the governor of La Guaira state, Jorge Luis García Carneiro, said that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines needs solidarity; “We all know what this sister nation has represented for our people in difficult moments when they tried to intervene in Venezuela.” He added that today a commission of experts on catastrophe issues with humanitarian support is leaving to collaborate in the tasks of care and prevention.