IOM Donates to CDC’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Georgetown, Guyana – (August 4, 2020): The International Office for Migration (IOM) this morning handed over several Covid-19 supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). These include 178 male hygiene kits, 100 female hygiene kits, 71 baby kits, 118 household cleaning kits and 104 food hampers.

Director-General of CDC Lieutenant-Colonel Kester Craig was on hand to receive the donation from IOM’s Project Assistant Mr. Javiel Singh at their Robb and Orinoque Streets location.

The Director-General expressed thanks to the IOM Guyana organisation on behalf of the government and noted that this was a timely and kind gesture.

In an invited comment, Mr. Robert Natiello – the Chief of Mission and Senior Regional Coordination Officer for IOM Guyana – said this donation was made possible through the “generous support of the US Department of State to support the government to deliver humanitarian assistance to vulnerable migrants and host communities affected by the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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