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Panama: 'We are expanding our presence in Venezuela' - IFRC Director *PARTNER CONTENT*

Panama, Panama City
March 09, 2019 at 00:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Americas Regional Director Walter Cotte announced that the Red Cross is to expand its presence in Venezuela during an interview with RT filmed from Panama City, on Friday.

Cotte said that the Red Cross are present in all the states of Venezuela with nearly 2,600 volunteers staff to help the locals with "a network of 33 clinics and eight hospitals that are working very well."

"The situation in Venezuela is of course a big demand of support in health, in foods and in security for the population," Cotte said, adding that there was a "lacking resources, medicaments" in the country.

The IFRC Americas Regional Director stressed that the Red Cross has "broadened our presence in the country" and is working on different kind of services, including "first aid, health and livelihoods especially."

Cotte mentioned that the Red Cross is ready to further undergo expansion in Venezuela. "We are not withdrawing our presence, instead of that we are expanding and growing our presence in Venezuela."

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Americas Regional Director Walter Cotte announced that the Red Cross is to expand its presence in Venezuela during an interview with RT filmed from Panama City, on Friday.

Cotte said that the Red Cross are present in all the states of Venezuela with nearly 2,600 volunteers staff to help the locals with "a network of 33 clinics and eight hospitals that are working very well."

"The situation in Venezuela is of course a big demand of support in health, in foods and in security for the population," Cotte said, adding that there was a "lacking resources, medicaments" in the country.

The IFRC Americas Regional Director stressed that the Red Cross has "broadened our presence in the country" and is working on different kind of services, including "first aid, health and livelihoods especially."

Cotte mentioned that the Red Cross is ready to further undergo expansion in Venezuela. "We are not withdrawing our presence, instead of that we are expanding and growing our presence in Venezuela."

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