Georgetown, Guyana – (January 14, 2019) The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has noted that some individuals and organisations are donating items directly to Venezuelan migrants as opposed to the official mechanism established via the Department of Citizenship.

The Department of Citizenship and the CDC established a Multi-Agency Stakeholder Committee to manage the government’s response to the influx of the Venezuelan migrants here and has a mandate to ensure humanitarian support is provided to all of those migrants.

As such, the CDC was identified as the lone authorized agency responsible for coordinating and ensuring supplies are delivered to the Venezuelan migrants.

The Government of Guyana calls on all persons, groups and /or organisations desirous of making donations to the Venezuelan migrants to channel their donations through the CDC. All contributed items are recorded and distributed to the migrants.

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