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‘WE’RE NOT RUNNING REFUGEE CAMPS’

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday said that Guyana has employed an inter-agency humanitarian response to migrants fleeing social, economic and political unsteadiness in their countries.
In recent years, Guyana has seen an influx of desperate Venezuelan migrants crossing the shared and porous border; some have even regarded them as refugees, but Dr. Ali in his latest comment on the issue has said that the country is working with international partners to offer humanitarian aid.
He was responding to the recent arrival of over 100 migrants from Cariaco, including children, who turned up in Kabakaburi, an Amerindian village in the Upper Pomeroon River, Region Two.
They were in desperate need of food, clothing and medical care, the Village’s Toshao, Monty Simon told the News Room on Wednesday.
Dr. Ali said there has been misrepresentation of Guyana’s response to the situation here and on Wednesday he clarified that joint services and international partners were meeting to strategize the level of support to be offered.

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