Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced $500,000 in humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelan people fleeing the country amid political unrest.
The money will go towards the UN Refugee Agency to provide shelter and access to basic services for refugees and migrants.
“New Zealand is concerned for the people of Venezuela and the deteriorating situation they face. More than three million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring countries, putting a major strain on the region,” Mr Peters says.
Venezuela is in the midst of a dire humanitarian crisis under President Nicolás Maduro’s government.
Any aid provided is meant to relieve a severe shortage of basic goods.