President Maduro: Where is the Money that UNHCR Approved to Support Venezuelan Migrants?

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, stressed that the Government of Colombia and local opposition, led by Deputy Juan Guaidó, have stolen all the money approved by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR), intended for the care of Venezuelan migrants.

This was expressed by the president this Thursday during a working meeting dedicated to innovation and technological sovereignty for the consolidation of multi-modal transport in the national territory.

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“I have asked the International Organization for Migration, UNHCR, for support, and do you think they have responded? They have approved resources at the IOM and UNHCR, and they have been stolen in Colombia. Iván Duque has stolen them, they have been stolen by anti-Chavismo, Guaidó and the G-4. They have stolen all the money to support migrant Venezuelans in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and beyond,” he said.

Despite this, the head of state asserted that Venezuela is the only country in the world in which there is a free program—Plan Vuelta a la Patria—to guarantee the repatriation of citizens, who return to the country after being victims of xenophobia and abuse abroad, along with their exposure to the COVID-19 catastrophe in most South American countries.

“We have had to withdraw money from Venezuela to pay for the care, the transfer, the return and the basics for thousands of Venezuelans that we have brought back by Conviasa on free flights. Only Venezuela does that. We have spent millions and millions of euros,” he added.

 

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(La IguanaTV) with OT content.

Translation: OT/JRE/SL