One of the most affected and needy groups in Colombia are the Venezuelan and Colombian populations at the border. Facing this situation, we activated our work to bring them help and support in Cúcuta and Vía del Caminante. With the help of our volunteers, we provided medical, gynecological and dental care, and delivered pantries, medicines, mats, personal hygiene items, blankets, backpacks and clothing. On the other hand, a first aid workshop was given to 80 migrants in Cúcuta to prepare and train them in risk situations. We managed to help 3,000 people directly!
Last Monday, May 3rd, at night, our GoTeam rescue team mobilized to the place where the structure of the Line 12 of the Metro collapsed, at Olivos Station. Our solidarity goes to the families and friends of the victims.
“Many people criticize us, ask us why we continue to look for our relatives, tell us that we will never find them, that we should continue with our lives. But I wonder: what would happen in a country where people disappeared, and had no one to look for them?” (relative of a missing person). CADENA carried out a welfare brigade for the María Herrera Family in Search Collective in Poza Rica, Veracruz. In this humanitarian intervention our volunteers focused primarily on emotional support, but pantries were also distributed to support the families of the missing persons. The people we helped during this intervention left a mark in the hearts of our volunteers because they symbolize hope and the search for answers, because they are brave and do not give up – even if their search is carried out in a country where sadly, everyday an average of 7 people disappear.
We feel privileged to have been able to share with a beautiful and resilient community, celebrating Costa Rican Aboriginal Day, and at the same time contributing to the health and development of the Liceo Rural Tsikriyök and the Yuavin School student population.
On April 22nd, the Guatemalan Ministry of Health declared a Red Alert in national and temporary COVID hospitals, due to an increase in cases. With the purpose of supporting our country, CADENA CJG delivered, hand to hand, 1,000 masks for the medical personnel of the Villa Nueva National Specialized Hospital. Thanks to the Barrientos family for their donation, and for helping our doctors to continue fighting against this pandemic.
We brought humanitarian aid to the community of Santiago Yancuitlalpan in Huixquilucan, Estado de México. Our volunteers distributed 200 pantries, toothbrushes, toothpastes and face masks, and gave hygiene and wellness workshops. In addition, the Veo Por Ti Foundation, which accompanied us to the humanitarian intervention, provided ophthalmological consultations and gave glasses to patients. In total we benefited 1,181 people.
We were in Bosa with our volunteers and a group of 60 women, some pregnant and others nursing, who are in a state of malnutrition and need care to be able to take care of their babies. We delivered complete and nutritious kits for them and their babies: diapers, toys and cardboard cribs with blankets […]
In collaboration with Zamá, and thanks to donations from Soy Té, we built a home for a worker and his family in Calpulalpan, Estado de Mexico. We chose to support this family because this worker travels a long journey with his tools every day to get to work in the construction of an ecological village, which keeps him away from his family for long periods. At the end of the construction, our CADENA volunteers also carried out a humanitarian intervention in this community, delivering 200 food pantries to low income families.
We are on our way, with the Municipality of Aserrí, to three remote communities of the canton: El Alto, La Laguna and Parritilla. Thanks to our partners, P&G and Masks for Everyone, we will deliver personal hygiene packages and masks to 420 people in these communities.
This week, our group of volunteers in San Juan delivered hygiene kits to those affected by the heavy rains, which made more than 200 people evacuate their homes. We wanted to thank each link that participated in this incredible chain. Let’s continue to act impartially against humanitarian crises! Let’s keep helping! Join and be part of the change. You can find the volunteer form in the profile bio.