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VP Pence Announces $48 Million In Humanitarian Aid For Venezuelans

Venezuela's economy has been spiraling downward and millions of people have fled the country.
Posted at 6:05 PM, Sep 25, 2018

On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced millions of dollars in additional humanitarian aid for Venezuelans.

The $48 million is going to international aid organizations to help with emergency food assistance, access to clean water, shelter and more. 

Venezuela's economy has been spiraling downward in recent years. Citizens are dealing with food shortages, skyrocketing inflation and extrajudicial killings. Millions of people have fled the country since 2014.

"We’re spending a lot of time and effort on Venezuela — a lot of time and effort. What is going on in Venezuela is not acceptable on a humanitarian basis or on any basis," President Donald Trump said Tuesday.