Maduro had continually refused to aid from any nations, claiming the country was not in need. But after months of turmoil engulfing Venezuela, a deal has been reached with the charity Red Cross to send supplies. The president initially refused aid from the US and stopped truckloads of supplies from entering the country at the border.
Maduro said on Tuesday the country was ready to receive international aid following a meeting in Caracas with the global Red Cross chief.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “We confirm our readiness to establish cooperation mechanisms for international assistance and support.”
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