Distribution operation for Venezuelan migrants continues

Some of the items distributed (DPI photo)

The distribution of supplies for Venezuelan migrants in Barima-Waini continued on Friday and Saturday in the communities of Powaikuru, Kamwatta, Imbotero and Smith Creek, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.

The exercise saw several families being given foodstuff, baby items and sanitation supplies.

These items were obtained by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), International Organisation for Migrants (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Regional Chairman, Region One, Brentnol Ashley stated, “this exercise is one that is very welcome,” since there is an increased number of Venezuelans seeking refuge from the economic crisis. He added, “as a region we are grateful, the RDC is very grateful to the Civil Defence Commission as well as the International Organisation for Migration which would have come onboard.”

On July 27, DPI said that the three-day distribution exercise commenced with ten migrant families at Khan’s Hill receiving much-needed supplies. Hampers were also given to the village Toshao, Ernest Santiago. The donation was intended to ease the plight of those who have been supporting these migrants for a number of weeks.


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