CDEMA DDSA Team Members Arrive in Guyana

CDEMA DDSA team members arrive in Guyana (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Members of the team from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which will be conducting Guyana’s “Detailed Disaster Sector Assessment” (DDSA) on the current floods situation, arrived in Guyana on Tuesday.

The mission will be coordinating with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in the execution of the assessment, which is estimated to be completed in approximately one month. 

The team includes representatives from a number of international agencies including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

A number of Caribbean regional agencies are also represented on the team, including the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI).

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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