CARICOM member states are reportedly considering a US proposal to take in a large number of Afghanistan refugee families under a resettlement program.
Authorities in Guyana and Suriname have confirmed that the two resource-rich CARICOM nations are in formal negotiations with Washington about accepting small numbers of Afghan families.
Speaking to the media, the Guyanese foreign secretary Robert Persaud, says the US government has already provided a list of names to the Guyana government.
The foreign secretary also confirmed that he has been in contact with the US special representative on the matter, however, he noted that the final numbers could change if and when a decision is made.
The Suriname foreign minister, Albert Ramdin, while providing no details, did confirm that Suriname was among several CARICOM countries that have been approached to offer similar help to the Afghans.
Ramdin made the point that considering a request to include people who are in a difficult situation, through no fault of their own, into the local society is considered positive.
Hallo Barshma, my naam is Zakre skat, ek bly vir 8 jaar in Afghanistan, my seun was verlore op pad na Iran, natuurlik, my twee seuns is vir ‘n maand in Amerika gevind.Sodat ek saam met my seun kan wees , gaan asseblief na ‘n ma en help my.Ek is ook haweloos, ek het geen broodwinner nie.😰😥😥😥😥😥😥😥🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
We are in danger in Afghanistan. I am also homeless. I have no one else. I have three children. My son’s name is Yaman Ayar. He lives in the United States in the city of Juria. Please help a suffering mother so that I can be reunited with my son.