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Guyana Flood Relief

The South American country of Guyana was hit with record rainfall and resulted with flooding in the early weeks of 2005. Hundreds of thousands of Guyana citizens were affected by this natural disaster. The coastal region was hit the hardest with over 300,000 people displaced from their homes.

 

Humanity First Approach

Humanity First, USA collaborated with Humanity First Guyana and helped setup food distribution and medical camps in the Annandale at East Coast Demerara and the Plaisance region. Three teams of volunteer doctors and other support personnel were sent to staff and operate medical camps by providing treatment to address the risk of water borne infectious diseases and other medical treatment to injured victims.

Results

  • Over 8,362 boxes of meals were distributed among affected residents
  • Humanity First, USA immediately sent more than $10,00 worth of medicine along with the first batch of volunteer doctors to provide relief in the medical camp
  • Three teams of volunteer doctors were sent from the USA who were able to treat approximately over 4,500 patients
  • In conjunction with the Guyanese Embassy Humanity First USA shipped three containers of supplies for flood victims. These containers carried over $700,000 worth of medical and food supplies
  • Another container was sent to Guyana from the UK on behalf of Humanity First USA carrying emergency food and medical supplies
  • The President, Prime Minister, Minster of Health, and other dignitaries all expressed their appreciation of Humanity First’s relief efforts in Guyana for flood victims

Next Steps

As a result of Humanity First’s relief efforts to help Guyanese flood victims, a donor graciously gave a building to Humanity First to facilitate the setup a computer-training center for the benefit of local residents.

Click Here to Learn More About the HF’s Guyana IT Training Center.

 

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Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.

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