Guyana Humanitarian Emergency

Country Population:

0.8 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Guyana is receiving increasing numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, who undertake dangerous journeys across the Atlantic Ocean and the waterways which mark the porous borders between the two countries. Refugees and migrants face increased protection risks, including gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual exploitation. They also face obstacles in accessing basic health information, including information on family planning and prenatal care, and often lack knowledge of available health services. UNFPA’s support to Guyana, in responding to the Venezuelan migrant and refugee situation, includes provision of family planning services and information, maternal and newborn care, distribution of dignity kits as well as GBV prevention and response services.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need


Women of reproductive age


Pregnant women


Young people


Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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