Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix, along with representatives from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), this morning, distributed food hampers and a quantity of cleaning supplies to Venezuelan migrants dwelling along the Grove Sea Dam, East Bank Demerara.
A number of Guyanese living along the riverside also benefited from the exercise.
Minister Felix said that over 150 Venezuelans are residing along the sea dam from Grove to Herstelling. He informed that he will now focus on engaging the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the possibility “of relocating the Venezuelan migrants to a more habitable circumstance”.
About 30 of these migrants are children.
Officials from the Ministry of Public Health and the Guyana Police Force’s Immigration Department visited earlier this week to assess the needs of the migrants.
Two persons who reside along the Grove Sea Dam make their way home with food hampers which were distributed by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) this morning. They along with other Guyanese and Venezuelan migrants benefited from the exercise.