Hundreds of flood relief hampers distributed countrywide
See full statement from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) below:
The Government of Guyana, via the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), distributed food, cleaning and hygiene supplies to various flood impacted communities across the country.
During the past two weeks the CDC has disseminated over 700 food and cleaning hampers, along with several other relief items.
Mahaicony Creek – 200 food hampers, 100 cleaning hampers and 100 water purification tablets
Mahaica Creek – 150 food hampers, 150 cleaning hampers and 75 water purification tablets
Little Baiboo (Region 5) – 35 food hampers and 35 cleaning hampers
Maraicobai (Region 5) – 200 food hampers and 200 cleaning hampers
Linden – 120 food hampers
Mahdia – 30 food hampers and 30 cleaning hampers
Kokerite (Region 1) – 100 food hampers, 100 cleaning hampers, 15 mattresses, 10 bales of toilet paper, 75 pairs of long boots, 5 mops, 10 buckets, 20000 water purification tablets
New Amsterdam – 200 cleaning hampers
El Paso (Region 8) – 30 food hampers and 30 cleaning hampers
Currently, relief items procured in Lethem are being packed for distribution in that area. Also, supplies are being prepared to be sent to Regions 5, 7, 8 and 10.
The Commission implores all residents to remain vigilant and cautious during this rainy season and to report any impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 or 226-1114 at any time.