UNICEF’s support to the Migrant Situation in Guyana

Partnering with key child protection actors, UNICEF is expending its response to the needs of Venezuelan child migrants and host communities.

19 August 2019
Migrant children, Education, Protection, Guyana, UNICEF Guyana and Suriname
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Georgetown, Guyana, 13 May, 2019 - Partnering with key Child Protection actors, UNICEF is expending its response to the needs of Venezuelan child migrants and host communities.

This includes - ensuring documentation (including work on birth registration) with Ministry of the Presidency - Department of Citizenship,  supporting access to services for children who are sexually abused through the strengthening of Child Advocacy Centres with the Regional Executive Offices in Regions 1 and 4, Childcare and Protection Agency and the Blossoms Inc. in Regions 1, 2 and 7. The response will also include access to referral services for legal aid and violence prevention and response with the Guyana Legal Aid Clinic and Help & Shelter Ltd. Guyana.

UNICEF Representative, Sylvie Fouet highlighted that “these partnerships are geared towards ensuring that there are functional services for all children and will complement longer term investments for Child Protection program in Guyana”.  UNICEF has supported the work on the Sexual Offences Court, the Family Court and partnerships with the Ministry of Social Protection on the issues concerning Children Without Adequate Parental Care and the Ministry of Legal Affairs on the HCCH Conventions. 

In addition to Child Protection, the relief response includes interventions in water and hygiene promotion (WASH), Education and Adolescent Development. No one organization can work alone and today’s engagement is an opportunity to forge greater partnerships between state and non-state sectors.  

For every child, Hope!
 

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Frank Robinson
Communications Associate
UNICEF Guyana and Suriname
Tel: +592 226 7083

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