Hampers for Venezuela migrants in Region One

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DPI, GUYANA, Monday, October 22, 2018

More efforts were made to distribute food supplies on Monday to Venezuelan migrants in the Barima-Waini, Region One area.

This was according to Projects Manager, Civil Defense Commission (CDC) Anita Wilson-Layne. “The items that we will be distributing this time is actually through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) so we will be distributing 88 food hampers in four communities in Region One… We would have distributed food supplies a month ago, so given the timeframe and the amount of the items given, they should be ready to receive another time.”

Wilson-Layne told the Department of Public Information (DPI) 28 hampers would be distributed to Khan’s Hill, 15 to Kamwatta, 24 to Smith Creek and 18 hampers to Yarakita, all catering for five-member families.

She noted that the agency has been able to provide the migrants with non-food hampers such as hygiene products among other items last week and is set to distribute cleaning agent supplies such as bleach, soap and water purification tablets before the end of the month.

According to Wilson-Layne, GDF ranks at Mabaruma will assist the agency’s efforts to distribute in the various communities.

The distribution is a collaborative effort between the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

By: Neola Damon

Images: Giovanni Gajie