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Guyana National Society

Latest News from Guyana

  • Caribbean Community Resilience to Disaster Risk regional Steering Committee

    The Guyana Red Cross Society hosted the Caribbean Community Resilience to Disaster Risk (CCRDR) regional Steering Committee meeting during 12-14 January. Partners from Dominica Red Cross, Jamaica Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, the Red Cross DRM Resource Center in Barbados and CIDA met to review work done during the first 8 months of the project, and approve the second year work plan and budget.

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  • Guyana Red Cross Red Cross Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

    The Guyana Red Cross Society hosted the Caribbean Community Resilience to Disaster Risk (CCRDR) regional Steering Committee meeting during 12-14 January. Partners from Dominica Red Cross, Jamaica Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, the Red Cross DRM Resource Center in Barbados and CIDA met to review work done during the first 8 months of the project, and approve the second year work plan and budget.

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The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is one of two Caribbean countries that are geographically located in South America. It is the only English-speaking country in South America. The population of Guyana lives mainly along the coastal plain and in the capital city of Georgetown and its environs.

Guyana has an area of 214,970 square kilometres and is the third smallest country in South America. The terrain is mostly rolling highlands with low costal plains and savannah in the south. The climate is tropical with two rainy seasons; the first from May to August and the second from November to January. The country is vulnerable to flash floods throughout the rainy seasons.

Guyana is an independent republic within the British Commonwealth. President Donald Ramotar is the Head of State and of Government and the Prime Minister Samuel Hinds is the first Vice-President and Chief Advisor to the President, since the last elections in November 2011. The capital city of Guyana is Georgetown and there are ten administrative regions.


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Contact the Guyana Red Cross

Eve Leary
Georgetown
GUYANA P.O.Box 10524

Tel: (592) 226-5174, (592) 226-0384
Fax: (592) 227-7099
Email: guyanaredcross@yahoo.com


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