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MH-60R Seahawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 conducted aerial damage assessments and air-dropped supplies to the local population.
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The vessel leaves Wednesday from Miami, with stops planned for Colombia, Haiti, Jamaica, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and other countries.
Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis – which began in late 2014, when a drop in oil prices deprived the government of its primary income source – has worsened to previously unimaginable levels. People are now dying from shortages of food and medicine.
By Marco Aponte-Moreno , St Mary's College of California