Venezuela and Colombia Receive Support from Austria

PeopleOther ♦ Published: June 28, 2021; 09:50 ♦ (Vindobona)

In the midst of a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and Colombia, the Austrian government has decided to support the two Latin American countries and to additionally substantially increase the UNHCR funding. Read more below.

The Austrian government, among them pictured Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, has decided to relieve some hardship in Venezuela and Colombia by providing humanitarian aid to the two Latin American countries. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Gruber / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

The Austrian federal government has decided to provide EUR 2 million from the Foreign Disaster Fund for Venezuela and Colombia. The funds are intended to help combat the humanitarian crisis in the two Latin American countries.

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