Thousands displaced: Urgent call for schools to be opened as shelters
Created : 20 October 2018
Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Arima Anthony Garcia has issued an urgent call to principals of primary and secondary schools in La Horquetta, Maloney and Arima to report to their schools so they can be used as emergency shelters.
The Minister of Education in a statement said upwards of 2000 persons have been displaced within these communities and immediate assistance is needed.
He added that the Ministry of Education is in contact with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to see what support is needed and where shelters can be provided.
Several schools are already being used as emergency shelters.
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