The Express visited Venezuelan families who have taken refuge in galvanised shacks near a beach in Bilwah Trace Icacos.
 
On Sunday 14, June there were over 60 migrants, with more than half of them being children, residing in three shacks. According to Wikipedia, the United Nations Convention constitutes a comprehensive international treaty regarding the protection of migrant workers' rights. It emphasises the connection between migration and human rights, which is increasingly becoming a crucial policy topic worldwide.
 
The Convention aims at protecting migrant workers and members of their families; its existence sets a moral standard, and serves as a guide and stimulus for the promotion of migrant rights in each country.
 
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced in Parliament on Friday 12, June that Government will extend the amnesty to Venezuelan migrants until December.
However, Rowley said the Government was not responsible for their health care regarding the Covid-19 virus, but was responsible for residential facilities and making them productive citizens temporarily domiciled in Trinidad and Tobago.
 
Express Chief Photographer DEXTER PHILIP visited Icacos and captured images portraying the living conditions of some of these Venezuelan migrants, who live in shacks along the beachfront.