Response Updates

Convoy Responds to Devastating Floods in Guyana

Reported by Convoy of Hope

September 20, 2021 | 3:30 p.m.

Convoy of Hope is responding to widespread flooding across the nation of Guyana after historic rainfall devastated the country.

After persistent rain throughout May, June, July, and August, rivers across Guyana overflowed, causing devastating damage to more than 30,000 households. Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha estimated that 90% of the country’s crops and livestock were lost as a result.

“In recent months, Guyana experienced the most rainfall it has ever seen,” said Convoy of Hope’s Kevin Bernal. “Although food and water are the biggest concerns for families in Guyana right now, COVID-19 is very much still a threat as well.”

Convoy of Hope is responding with food, water, generators, water purification supplies, hygiene kits, and other essentials to help those impacted by this crisis. Convoy distributed masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies as well, due to the current severity of the pandemic in Guyana. 

Convoy of Hope is grateful for partners, and other supporters who make responses like this possible. Together, we can provide hope in every storm.

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