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GUYANA

When hundreds of migrants from Venezuela began arriving in Guyana in 2018, the Catholic Church was part of the Venezuela Support Group (VSG). This group was launched by a number of civic and faith-based organisations in Guyana, to provide advice and support to Venezuelans seeking refuge from the deprivations and insecurity currently gripping their homeland.

A Catholic Standard report highlighted that at present, the Catholic Church, through its Diocesan Projects Office and in collaboration with a number of international agencies, continues to run a number of projects to provide various forms of assistance to benefit hundreds of Guyanese and Venezuelan migrants, mainly in Regions 1, 2, 4 and 7.

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