CARACAS, February 15. /TASS/. The Venezuelan opposition will take all measures to ensure that humanitarian aid gets into the country, opposition leader Juan Guaido told TASS on Friday.
"We will take all the measures to ensure that the army lets the humanitarian convoy through the border," he noted.
‘We will do everything possible for humanitarian aid to get into the country," he said.
The humanitarian aid "will be coming from three points located in the Colombian city of Cucuta on the border with Venezuela, in Brazil and on one of the islands in the Caribbean Sea," Guaido said.
"We consider it important that the aid will be delivered from different places," the politician went on to say. "A total of 350,000 people have volunteered to help with its delivery and distribution," the opposition leader said.
Guaido drew attention to the fact that the National Assembly (the country’s one-house opposition parliament) "has legitimized the humanitarian aid delivery." In his opinion, "a sanitary crisis is observed" in Venezuela" at present and the humanitarian aid "is needed as quickly as possible."
"This is very important because 300,000 out of three million Venezuelans are staying in disastrous sanitary conditions," he added.
"This has led to the death of eight babies over the past ten days. Each day, children die in Venezuela due to hunger and a shortage of medicines," Guaido said.
Juan Guaido, Venezuelan opposition leader and parliament speaker, whose appointment to that position had been cancelled by the country’s Supreme Court, declared himself interim president at a rally in the country’s capital of Caracas on January 23.
On the same day, the United States recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s interim head of state. Venezuela's incumbent President Nicolas Maduro blasted these actions as an attempted coup. Moscow supports Maduro and does not recognize the legitimacy of Guaido.