HIAS in Guyana
REFUGEES IN GUYANA
The Guyanese government has reported 17,000 Venezuelans registered in Guyana. However, the Department of Immigration registers and processes arrivals at official ports of entry only, so official statistics may reflect a lower number of Venezuelans and returning Guyanese in the country. It is estimated that a population of 33,350 displaced people will be in Guyana by the end of 2020, more than half of them women.
HIAS CLIENTS IN GUYANA
HIAS Guyana will prioritize vulnerable populations: women, girls, men, and boys engaged in survival sex; victims of trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV) survivors and their families; single-headed households; families with children; pregnant and lactating women and their families; people with disabilities or chronic illnesses and their families; older people; unaccompanied and separated children; child-headed households; survivors of violence and torture; and members of the LGBTQ community.
Other significant groups include the Warao indigenous community seeking international protection across the border, and returning Guyanese.