Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 11, 2005
The Ambassador of the Republic of Guyana, Bayney Karran, announced today that on behalf of the Government of Guyana, the Embassy of Guyana in the United States endorses Humanity First as a humanitarian services agency serving the flood victims in Guyana.
The recent floods, the severest in Guyana in more than a century, have caused loss of livelihoods, disrupted major services, and have posed serious risk of epidemics and infrastructure damage. Almost half of Guyanese population has been affected.
ÂThis serious disaster situation in Guyana has been overshadowed by the devastatingly tragic events in South East Asia, and though there can be no comparison between the two events the need for relief and assistance to Guyana is very real and extremely urgent,Â said ambassador Karran.
Humanity First leaped into action immediately as the flood situation showed its potential impact. Humanity First Guyana responded quickly by setting up two relief camps in the region. ÂWe have a food camp running round the clock providing free boxed meals to the victims of these floods. Our medical clinics in Annandale at East Coast Demerara, and Plaisance are providing medical treatment to hundreds of patients free of costÂ, says Dr. Iftikhar Ali, representative of the team of volunteer doctors from US, serving in Guyana. The Humanity First team of doctors from US flew over last month, carrying medicines worth more than $10,000 to respond to the local needs.
We appeal to the Guyanese community in US in particular and the American public in general to step forward and help with their financial donations towards the relief efforts. The funds are urgently needed to provide humanitarian services in the short run but also to restoring the communities with basic infrastructure and means of livelihood. We appreciate relief agencies, such as Humanity First, who are helping the communities in need. Humanity First is allocating all funds raised in US to the relief services in Guyana, in addition to the team of volunteers serving on the ground.
For financial donations (online or though mail) and more information about Humanity First relief efforts, please visit http://www.humanityfirst.org or call (877) 99-HFUSA. Humanity First USA is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity organization. All funds donated towards the Guyana flood relief fund are tax-deductible.
Embassy of Republic of Guyana
Mr. Forbes July
First Secretary, Embassy Guyana
2490 Tracy Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Humanity First, USA
Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed
Director, Marketing and PR
(408) 203 0935
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