The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be organizing relief supplies to enhance the capacity of Regions One, Seven, and Nine to provide basic assistance to meet the initial needs of the displaced population as the situation of the influx of Venezuelans into Guyana increases.

Relief supplies for shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene are being procured within Guyana to the value of US $30,000 (GY $ 6,226,562). The CDC said that it will be deploying relief supplies within the coming weeks to the Regional Administrations for storage and distribution. The relief supplies would benefit an estimated 60 families per region with a total number of persons benefitting estimated at 900.

In partnership with UNICEF, the CDC said it remains committed to building Guyana’s disaster risk management capabilities through stakeholder engagement.


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