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Venezuela: Humanitarian aid can never be a political issue - Red Cross president01:54

Venezuela: Humanitarian aid can never be a political issue - Red Cross president

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
February 8, 2019 at 23:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) President Francesco Rocca begged stakeholders to respect the neutrality and impartiality of the aid organisation's mission, speaking at a press conference in Caracas on Friday.

"Humanitarian aid can never be a political issue. We cannot divide a population on the issue of humanitarian help, because humanitarian aid is always neutral," said Rocca.

"This is a difficult moment, we need the civil society to feel the importance of a neutral-in nature-work. A kind of work that is aimed solely at people in need."

Venezuela: Humanitarian aid can never be a political issue - Red Cross president01:54
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International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) President Francesco Rocca begged stakeholders to respect the neutrality and impartiality of the aid organisation's mission, speaking at a press conference in Caracas on Friday.

"Humanitarian aid can never be a political issue. We cannot divide a population on the issue of humanitarian help, because humanitarian aid is always neutral," said Rocca.

"This is a difficult moment, we need the civil society to feel the importance of a neutral-in nature-work. A kind of work that is aimed solely at people in need."