For the Red Cross, responding to the most urgent needs of the Venezuelan population is the number one priority.
The Venezuelan Red Cross has a 124-year presence in the country, providing assistance and relief through its network of 24 branches, eight hospitals and 33 outpatient clinics. The Venezuelan Red Cross does humanitarian work 365 days a year through its various programmes, and in 2018 alone reached around 1 million Venezuelans, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the ICRC.
Our humanitarian support is based on the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, especially those of Neutrality, Impartiality and Independence. This approach allows Red Cross teams to access affected populations, respond to their needs and ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers; this must be a priority for all actors involved in a situation.