14:54 GMT09 May 2021
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    CARACAS (Sputnik) – The second batch of humanitarian aid from Russia as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) support programs arrived in Venezuela, a high-ranked informed source in Caracas told Sputnik.

    "As far as I know, [the shipment] is already here. It is undergoing customs clearance," the source said on Wednesday.

    The source, however, has not specified what the shipment comprised.

    READ MORE: Red Cross to Be Shipping Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela — Health Minister

    The first humanitarian aid cargo from Russia arrived in Caracas in February. It comprised 7.5 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment, which Venezuela received as a gift from the WHO and the PAHO.

    For months, Venezuela has been suffering from an acute economic crisis, exacerbated by the US sanctions against Caracas and the political turmoil in the South American country.


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