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8 months ago
Landslides Hit -$35 million promised, $3 million arrived on the day in the form of food, blankets, water purification and food. -most entrepreneurs were out of the country plus the world banks so donations couldn't be made straight away. -Priority is to get people out the affected areas. -Helicopters running non-stop throughout daylight hours. -Supply planes, helicopters, soldiers and medics arrived from US, Mexico and Cuba whilst other countries pledge aid.
Venezuelas foreign minister, jose vincente rangel, has rejected claims that the government ignored a civil defence report which had called for emergancy measures, the day the flood struck.
"our country is experiencing one of its most difficult hours. domestic resources are insufficient to face this calamity."
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