There continues to be an influx of migrants from Venezuela into Guyana and the Government is examining additional ways to accommodate them and address the growing number of migrants here.
On Wednesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugh Todd convened a meeting of the Multi-agency Coordinating Committee to address the influx of migrants from Venezuela into Guyana.
Key stakeholders from the relevant government agencies and international partners such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) also attended the meeting.
The meeting received reports from the agencies on the ongoing efforts that are being undertaken to address the situation of the migrants from Venezuela.
The Minister underscored the importance of data gathering and information sharing among the agencies to allow for a coordinated approach to address the issues faced by the migrants in Guyana.
He reminded the meeting that such collaboration will greatly assist in the maximization of the resources available to the Committee to carry out its functions. Guyana has been receiving some help from its international partners to assist with the settlement of the migrants.