Nicaragua sends 4th shipment of humanitarian aid to Venezuela

13:47, December 14, 2010      

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Nicaragua Monday sent the fourth shipment of humanitarian aid for the Venezuelans affected by the rains, executive president of the National Company of Ports (ENP) Virgilio Silva said.

Silva said the shipment included 30 containers of food, blankets, mattresses, cots, water purifiers and lanterns.

The aid, ordered by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, was sent from the Arlen Siu Port, in the El Rama municipality, some 300 kilometers east of Managua.

The Nicaraguan government and people will "share" their food and blankets with the Venezuelan people in the same way that Venezuelans have shared with the Nicaraguans when they were affected by natural disasters in the past, said Noman Sanchez, operation director of the National System of Disaster Prevention (Sinapred).

Captain of the Nicaraguan army, Francisco Gutierrez, confirmed the aid and said the national police also participated in this process.

According to the Sinapred, Nicaragua has sent another three shipments of humanitarian aid from the international airport Augusto C. Sandino, including 4,546 mattresses, 4,226 blankets, 4,226 sheets, and some 2,500 dispensers of potable water.

Source: Xinhua

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