"More efforts for humanitarian aid. We are announcing the establishment of an aid collection center in Miami to allow Venezuelans of the world to engage and join this movement for Venezuela. We will continue our active preparations for February 23 — a humanitarian avalanche", Guaido wrote on Twitter on Friday.
¡Más esfuerzos por la ayuda humanitaria!— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) 15 февраля 2019 г.
Anunciamos la creación del Centro de Acopio en Miami, para que los venezolanos en el mundo puedan participar y sumarse a este movimiento por Venezuela.
Seguimos con fuerza preparándonos para el#23FAvalanchaHumanitaria.
Earlier in February, Guaido announced that humanitarian aid will arrive in the crisis-torn country on 23 February, despite the reluctance of incumbent President Nicolas Maduro to allow the aid in. In particular, Maduro’s government has cited concerns that foreign humanitarian aid might justify foreign intervention, blocking the deliveries at the border.
Humanitarian cargo has been reportedly brought over the recent weeks to hubs in Brazil and Colombia, while one more collection center is planned to be set up on one of the islands in the Caribbean.
The United States and several allies, who have backed self-proclaimed interim president Guaido, have been urging President Nicolas Maduro to step down and calling for new elections in Venezuela. Constitutionally elected Maduro, backed by Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, Mexico and other countries, has accused Washington of orchestrating a coup and said the humanitarian aid is part of the ploy to topple his government.
Notably, US President Donald Trump will travel to Miami on Monday, where he will give a speech on the crisis in Venezuela, expressing his support for opposition leader Guaido, the Miami Herald reporetd Wednesday.