The Presidential Commissioner for the United Nations, Miguel Pizarro, reported that FAO Americas has launched an emergency agricultural assistance project for vulnerable populations under food insecurity in Venezuela.
Pizarro assured that the project is intended for Venezuelans who are also affected by Covid-19 in the border states of Venezuela, such as Mérida, Táchira and Zulia,
“The project aims to support the recovery of livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition of 1,275 vulnerable households,” he said while informing that it involves Venezuelans who have returned to the country, indigenous peoples, schoolchildren and households headed by single women and the elderly.
The Commissioner thanked the Government of Belgium and multilateral agencies for their efforts in dealing with the consequences of the Complex Humanitarian Emergency and the Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela.
La @FAOAmericas lanzó el proyecto de asistencia agrícola de emergencia para poblaciones vulnerables, en situación de inseguridad alimentaria, afectadas por COVID -19 en los estados fronterizos de Venezuela: Mérida, Táchira y Zulia. https://t.co/ZIzNkjjtoM
— Miguel Pizarro (@Miguel_Pizarro) April 2, 2021