Venezuela's flood assistance here
The items were received by Ms Annette Adonis logistics Officer at the Civil Defence Commission (CDC).
The Mahaica Mahaicony Abary and Pomeroon areas were declared disaster areas on January 28 following serious flooding caused by extensive rainfall.
While the situation in Pomeroon has since improved, it remains critical in the MMA. The Government of Guyana's appeal sought assistance, financial or otherwise, for support to restore the livelihood of affected communities, the rehabilitation of drainage structures and to support urgent assistance with the implementation of the emergency disaster mitigation and prevention programme. The humanitarian aspect is being financed by government.
The supplies that arrived today are intended for the residents of Mahaica Mahaicony and Abary, who are seriously affected by the flood for a prolonged period.
Among the items received are quantities of long boots, garbage bins, disinfectants, toilet tissues and pampers.
The authorities in Venezuela will be conducting a screening mission looking at the four rivers identified for dredging to improve the drainage situation. Venezuela would also be providing equipment such as water, trucks, pumps, boats, engines and electrical generators to promote a return to sustainable livelihood in the affected communities in Guyana. These items will be delivered later.