Some of TTAP’s work geared toward supporting Venezuelan migrants affected by the Covid-19 pandemic has been featured on The Mental Health Innovation Network website. Below is a short except of the write up shared by TTAP’S Immediate Past President Dr. Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has a major impact on the mental health of the migrant population in Trinidad and Tobago and those travelling from the neighbouring country of Venezuela. People come from Venezuela searching for a better quality of life, leaving loved ones behind. They and other migrants experience the xenophobia of some Trinidadians.
Before the pandemic, jobs were difficult to get and many migrants hid in fear of being discovered by the local authorities. Presently, many have lost their jobs and are….” (Read more HERE)