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Venezuela sends 364 tons of food to Haiti

CARACAS, 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 in Haiti.

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.