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Guyana: UN Refugee Agency concerned about indigenous Venezuelans in Guyana

CMC – 29 November 2021.

A senior official of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says more humanitarian presence and support from the international community is needed as she commented on the plight of indigenous Venezuelan refugees in Guyana.

UNHCR’s Multi-Country Office Representative in Panama, Philippa Candler, speaking to reporters here, noted that an estimated 24,500 refugees and migrants from Venezuela are living in Guyana, including some 2,500 indigenous Warao.

Some have settled in hard-to-reach areas near the Venezuelan border and others in or around the towns of Mabaruma and Port Kaituma. Since early 2020, an estimated 250 Warao also found refuge in Anabisi in northern Guyana. More than half of this group are children.        Continue reading

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