Mercy Corps International sending relief to Venezuela flood victims

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Mercy Corps International is sending relief assistance to survivors of the devastating floods and landslides in Venezuela, which have left up to 20,000 dead and 150,000 homeless. An estimated 500,000 have been impacted by what is being called the worst natural disaster to hit Venezuela this century.
Donations are urgently needed to help the Venezuelan people recover from this disaster.

Mercy Corps is sending emergency medical supplies, including antibiotics, analgesics, rehydration salts, wound dressings and first-aid supplies. These will address the most immediate health problems among survivors, such as gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory infections, skin diseases and trauma. The supplies will be airlifted to Venezuela in cooperation with Direct Relief International. Supplies will be distributed to qualified humanitarian organizations working in the country. Additional relief shipments are being planned.