The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in Guyana says it is continuing to render assistance to Venezuelan migrants in Guyana’s border regions.

On January 26, 2019, migrants in Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma, received 30 hygiene kits and 30 food hampers while migrant families in Imbetero received 22 of each. Several hygiene kits have also been delivered to Mabaruma for distribution as is deemed necessary.

Some 151 food hampers were distributed to migrants in Kaikan, Cuyuni Mazaruni. These items were donated by the CDC and the Jesus Christ Church of Latter-Day Saints.

Between January 26 and 28, a total of 273 hygiene kits were distributed in Eteringbang.

According to CDC Director-General (ag), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, supplies are being mobilised to be transported to Kamwatta and Smith Creek in Region One.

The National Multi Sectorial Coordinating Committee, through the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), has been providing relief to migrants in the border regions. Over the last few months, Guyana has seen an increase in the number of Venezuelans crossing the into Guyana to escape the political and socio-economic crisis in their homeland.