Planning For Maduro’s Collapse, USAID Sees A ‘Different’ Sort Of Crisis In Venezuela

Sep 26, 2019

If a day comes when the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro collapses into chaos, the U.S. humanitarian aid agency has a plan to step into the breach.

USAID Administrator Mark Green told McClatchy in an interview on Wednesday that the agency has been “scenario planning” for Maduro’s departure, researching the logistical challenges that will face its teams in a devastated country twice the size of California.

The humanitarian crisis emanating from Venezuela has resulted in over 4 million migrants and refugees pouring into neighboring countries, according to the United Nations — the worst event of its kind the Western Hemisphere has ever seen.

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