Funds to aid Venezuela allocated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Following the devastating and tragic disaster that has hit Venezuela over the past few days, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lamberto Dini, has earmarked a further nine billion liras (added to the billion liras already allocated a few days ago) to go towards assistance and relief work for the victims of the flooding.

These funds - which will be delivered via the International Organisations - will go partly towards funding humanitarian projects carried out by Italian NGO's. To this effect, a meeting has been convened in a few days' time of all the Italian NGO's that are available to carry out rescue, assistance and rehabilitation operations in Venezuela.

Arrangements have also been made for the experts from the Italian Development Co-operation office who are already present in the region to travel to the places hit by flooding.