US Navy big hospital ship to deploy in Latin America against the backdrop crisis in Venezuela

Another form of diplomacy

The U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs has confirmed that the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to deploy in June from Naval Station Norfolk to the Caribbean, Central America and South America to conduct humanitarian medical assistance missions in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of political and economic crises in Venezuela.

During a five-month humanitarian mission, U.S. military medical personnel will work alongside partners to provide medical assistance to communities based on needs identified by host-nation health ministries, and help relieve pressure on host nation medical systems in countries hosting Venezuelans who have fled the country’s crisis.

Countries hosting the USNS COMFORT during the mission will be announced at a later time.

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