Local News Sources

Find us on Twitter

News Stories

According to the Ministry of the Presidency, the IOM is currently conducting work in gathering data on the migrants and observed trends through a Displacement Tracking Matrix in Regions 1, 2, 4 and 7 and has committed to developing a Terms of Reference (TOR) for a Consultant, who would review the various sectors’ current policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for dealing with migrants. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has committed its support to addressing the migration of the Venezuelans and to help boost Guyana’s capacity to deal with such situations in the event of future occurrences. According to…
…says babies should be breastfed within the first hour of life Breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for newborns and babies up to 2 years of age yet just half of all babies (52%) in Latin America and the Caribbean are not breastfed within the first hour of life. In 2017, an estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – were not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO in a new report. Most of these…
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday announced that it would be providing US$30,000 worth relief supplies to assist the Venezuelans who have been crossing the border in three administrative regions of Essequibo county. In a joint statement, UNICEF and the Civil Defence Commission said the supplies would be pre-positioned to boost the capacity of Region 1 (Barima-Waini), Regin 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region 9 (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) “to provide basic assistance to meet the initial needs of the displaced population as the situation of the influx of Venezuelans into Guyana increases.” The agencies said the relief supplies would benefit…