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IOM IN YOUR COUNTRY

IOM in Guyana

Guyana became a member state of IOM on 5 December 2011, after having Observer status for several years. Since then, IOM has implemented several projects in various fields, such as: promotion of the involvement of the Diaspora in Guyana´s development, strengthening of the security mechanisms for the enhancement of migration management in Guyana, migration and health promotion, Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes which coordinate returns and reintegration from Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The IOM Mission in Guyana also serves as a Regional Coordination Office for the Caribbean, providing logistical and coordination support to country missions.

Last updated:
Facts and figures: August 2014

CapitalGeorgetown
Population (2015):767,085
Area:214,969 km sq
Languages :English
Currency:Guyana dollar (GYD)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 6,861
HDI Rank (2014):124 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 341 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-6.3 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):2.0%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):46.5%
Population under 15 (2015):28.8%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):1.80%

For information on IOM activities in the Caribbean, contact:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Country Office with Coordinating Function for the Caribbean
56 Main & New Market Streets
North Cummingsburg
Georgetown
Guyana

Tel: +592 225 37 45
Email: IOMCaribbeanCF@iom.int

 

For information on IOM activities in Guyana:

IOM Country Office, Georgetown

Email: iomguyana@iom.int