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Monday, February 06, 2006
Guyana Red Cross working in flood-hit areas
Stabroek News

The Guyana Red Cross Society (GRCS) in response to the current flooding has distributed 80 food hampers, 100 mosquito nets, 32 hygienic kits and a small number of tarpaulins in Regions One and Five.

A GRCS press release quoted the Director General, Dorothy Fraser as saying that "the situation is quite bad overall and we are using all our resources in our efforts." Currently, she said, the society is concentrating on assisting the families in Region One and Region Five. And in Region Five, 126 families have been identified for assistance and will be supplied with first aid kits, rubber boots for children, blankets, clothes and food parcels, the release stated.

Meanwhile, the GRCS has announced that it is urgently seeking both funds and donations of hygienic items such as bath soap, soap powder, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitary napkins, shampoo, toilet paper and diapers for children and adults.

The society is now operating in Regions One, Two and Five to gather more updated information and to monitor any changes in the situation so that further appropriate assistance can be provided.

Moreover, staff members are helping with distributions to families being housed in the four shelters in Region Five.