April 13 (Xinhua) — A fleet of airplanes carrying 364 tons of food for
humanitarian help took off on Sunday from Venezuela to Haiti.
President Hugo Chavez said the shipment is to
help relieve the crisis in Haiti that has plagued the country for the
last nine days.
Since last week, Haiti has been the
scene of disturbance due to a sharp hike in food prices. The situation
has also led to many deaths, including a 36-year old Nigerian soldier
from the UN peace-keeping forces attempting to stabilize the situation
The humanitarian aid from Venezuela
includes tons of meat, chicken, ham, milk, vegetables, olive oil and
lentils, according to President Chavez.
The commander-in-chief of Venezuela assured that the humanitarian gesture would be accompanied by strong security.