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Archbishop Jason Gordon (centre) toured the new UNHCR facility accompanied by (from left) Living Water Community Foundress/Director Rhonda Maingot; Nikita Mohammed, Assistant Coordinator, Refugee Programme; Rochelle Nakhid, Coordinator of Refugee Programme; and LWC Assistant Director Rosemary Scott.

Archbishop Jason Gordon, concerned about the plight of those forced to flee from their homelands, visited the newly opened facility of the UNHCR–Refugee and Asylum Seekers ministry in Port of Spain on January 12.

The archbishop spoke to a gathering of both refugees and asylum seekers, a small representation of the ever-growing numbers here in our country. Also present were members of UNHCR/Living Water Community staff, who work in this ministry.

Nikita Mohammed, Assistant Coordinator of the Ministry, who welcomed the archbishop to the facility, said that when she joined the team last July, there were 700 refugees/asylum seekers registered. She said today there are now 2,600, a number which is growing rapidly and includes about 20 different nationalities.

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