Facts and Figures
Population (2020)
786.6 thousand
Net Migration Rate (2021)
-5.3 migrants/ 1,000 population
Remittances (2021)
USD 392.6 million
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2020)
53.5 %

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.

Contact information

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

Tel: +592 227 43 73, +592 225 37 45
Fax:  +592 227 36 75
Email: IOMCaribbeanCF@iom.int

For information on IOM activities in Guyana:
IOM Country Office, Georgetown
Email:    iomguyana@iom.int