Supporting Venezuelan Migrants in the Caribbean:

Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago

DATES: September 2019-September 2021

PADF is implementing a two-year program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Populations, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide protection, assistance and sustainable solutions to vulnerable Venezuelan migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Activities are designed to increase migrants’ access to legal status; promote local integration through language lessons, cross-cultural activities and communications campaigns; and improve the lives of vulnerable populations through psychosocial support and access to education. A cross-cutting theme of this program is the prevention and response to gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Partners

Roman Catholic Bishop in Guyana

Guyana Women Miners Organization

University of the West Indies

TTV Solidarity Network

Living Water Community

The Heroes Foundation

Donor

Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), US Department of State

The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is the humanitarian bureau of the United States Department of State. PRM promotes U.S. interests by providing protection, easing suffering, and resolving the plight of persecuted and forcibly displaced people around the world. PRM coordinates humanitarian policy and diplomacy, provides life-sustaining assistance, works with multilateral organizations to build global partnerships, and promotes best practices in humanitarian response.

Carolina Prunes

Regional Director – Venezuela Response

Email: connect@padf.org

Resources

COVID-19 Awareness-Raising: In response to COVID-19, PADF partnered with IOM and PAHO to support the Ministry of Health in Guyana in developing awareness materials in Spanish. These efforts were essential to mitigating language barriers that limit access to critical health information for vulnerable Venezuelans.

COVID-19 Food Distribution in Guyana

Letter International Conference in Solidarity of VZ Refugees and Migrants

Guyana MoPH COVID-19 Dashboard

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