Venezuela

Relief and recovery efforts continue in Venezuela

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VENEZUELA - Additional CWS supplies - 4,000 Health Kits and 1,500 Baby Kits - arrive in Venezuela this week to help victims of the devastating flash floods and mudslides which killed 25,000 people and left some 400,000 homeless. The kits will benefit evacuees being assisted by our partner, Centro de Educación Popular "Exeario Sosa Lujan" (CEPEXSOL), in Barquisimeto.
CWS has already provided $20,000 for blankets and mattresses for 2,000 people who are being sheltered in Barquisimeto and Caracas, Venezuela, and is also working with our Caracas-based partner, Asociación Civil Paz y Vida. Rev. José Rodas and Mainor Cerron, representing CWS and our Honduras-based partner, the Christian Commission for Development (CCD), are in Venezuela providing material and pastoral care, and assisting in the development of an ecumenical disaster response committee with our partners in Venezuela.