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R4V Response for Venezuelans - Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform: Caribbean Situation Report January/February 2019

Situation Report
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A multiagency assessment on health and education was conducted in Guyana. Vaccination and health coverage details were assessed and registered for 1,066 migrants/refugees, 47% of whom were children and infants. The assessment revealed that only about 17% of the children registered were attending school in Region 1. The coping capacity of most schools in this Region is under signification strain.

In Trinidad and Tobago, 548 Venezuelans were interviewed to assess and identify the needs and vulnerabilities of the population. 64% of the interviewees were men and 36% women. In total, 45% arrived in Trinidad less than one year ago and 87% completed secondary school and left Venezuela while pursuing tertiary education. Employment or income generation activities and legal assistance were cited as important needs of the population.

Since January 2019, partners have provided 754 Venezuelans entering Guyana with counselling on regularization of stay, lifesaving information, as well as food support and temporary accommodation.