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Venezuela Support Group created

The Diocese of Georgetown and the Ursuline Sisters have joined other civic and faith-based organisations in Guyana to launch the Venezuela Support Group (VSG) to provide advice and assistance to Venezuelans seeking refuge from the deprivations and insecurity currently gripping their homeland.

The group aims to provide support in terms of informing newly arrived Venezuelans of the regulations and accompanying procedures; offering advice and help in regularising their presence in Guyana; providing assistance to contact family or other persons; providing information on social and welfare services which may be accessible; contributing to information-gathering initiatives and providing opportunities for Venezuelans to communicate with each other.

Other founding members of the VSG are: Amerindian Peoples Association (APA); Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA); Guyana Institute for Transparency Inc (GITI); Moray House Trust; Policy Forum Guyana and Red Thread.
Catholic Standard reported that the “VSG is currently in the process of establishing offices made available by the Catholic Church in the compound opposite the Catholic Cathedral in Brickdam.” The work of the VSG is being supported in the initial phase by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) which is in the process of establishing a permanent presence in Guyana.

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