During a mission to Zongolica, in the Mexican State of Veracruz, CADENA volunteers met Diego, a visually handicapped boy who plays piano and flute. CADENA’s medical team transported Diego and his mother to Mexico City, where he was checked by specialists who wanted to improve the boy’s quality of life. The doctors inserted an “eye shaper” to help Diego’s right eye maintain its shape. With the help of ophthalmologists, he will be able to receive visual therapy, so that he can better adapt to the environment. We’d like to thank Dr. José Manuel González, Dr Sharon Wall and Dr. Aldo Fichtl for their attention.
For six consecutive weeks, CADENA Cabos delivered 100 packages of foods to the Santa Rosa and Nueva Esperanza food kitchens. The food was given to people who lost their jobs or had diminished incomes due to COVID-19.
We delivered pantries to people who lost their jobs to COVID-19 or suffered from diminished incomes, In collaboration with CItibanamex. Thank you!
CADENA’s Secretary-General, Benjamin Laniado, participated in the “Community of Faith and Peacebuilding” conference organized by Mexico’s Ministry of Governance, along with their General Direction of Religious Affairs. Check out the video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=940223816467572&extid=QqbzcQnhj29RqHdq
Strategic meeting to establish CADENA’s 5-year goals. Participants: Benjamín Laniado, Fernando Mitrani and Issac Levy, CADENA cofounders and board members; Ricardo Aizenman, Roy Hausmann and Yosef Shwedel, CADENA International Council members. “Ever since CADENA was established, we have broken the wall of indifference with regards to humanitarian crisis. Our goal is and will always be to leave no one behind, to make this a world where someone will always reach out in case of a disaster or crisis. CADENA not only helps; it spreads its spirit and forms humanitarian human beings ”. – Benjamín Laniado, Secretary General.
CADENA volunteers traveled to the community of Cihuatlán after Tropical Storm Hernan left it without potable water and food. The team was made up of psychologists and doctors. We’d like to thank Aeroméxico for allowing us to help the people that need it the most, as well as Walmart Mexico and Central America, P&G Careers and Lala México
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The Alta Luz community, located in the most remote region of the Mexican State of Veracruz, suffered multiple damages to roads and houses due to Tropical Storm 30. In coordination with Zongolica’s Civic Protection Agency, CADENA volunteers brought help for 50 affected families.
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Category 5 Hurricane Dorian destroyed the Bahamas. Those affected were also the most vulnerable: Haitians, Dominicans and other illegal immigrants without travel papers; elderly people without the strength to start their lives again.
In the first mission, CADENA delivered 418 solar lamps and performed psycho-social help. Benjamin Laniado, Secretary-General of CADENA, was the team leader: “It was as if a bomb had exploded. All buildings (except a hospital, the government building, and one church) were wiped out. “
Immediately after this reconnaissance mission, a second one departed from the port of Veracruz with the Mexican Navy to deliver 60 tons of aid.
But the road back to normality will be arduous. This is why CADENA delivered shelters.
“The first two days we did reconnaissance work, waiting for the ship with the shelters to arrive,” says Santiago Treviño, leader of the mission, “then, together with Hope International, we put shelters where they needed it most.”
“Some houses were standing but had no roofs on top of them. The smell of rot caused by the weather was all-encompassing. The hurricane took everything: poor people lost it all. I saw pain but also courage; what impressed me the most was that, regardless of everything, people still said ‘Thank god for life.’
The team worked inMarsh Harbour, Sandy Point, Treasure Cay, The Intersection and The Farm to deliver humanitarian aid based on needs. In total, 50 temporary shelters were built, each equipped with 5 cots, 2 small fans (which can be activated by connecting them to a USB port), 2 solar lamps (with a USB port), a stove for camping, clothes, and shoes. 250 people were benefited.
Mommy Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, and head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, visited the community of Miguel Hidalgo, in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
The town was hard hit by the 8.2-magnitude earthquake of September 7, 2017. Since then, CADENA has adopted the community and implemented a comprehensive Response, Relief, Reconstruction and Sustainable Development project.
“An example that extends beyond Mexico…”
On her tour through the community, Mami Mizutori emphasized that the case is “an exemplary model not only for Mexico, but globally; we’re going to talk…about what’s going on here, so the strategy can be replicated in other regions.”
CADENA not only helped restore a sense of normalcy among devastated populations, Benjamin Laniado, Secretary-General of CADENA stated, but also established a long-term commitment with the most affected communities.
“Miguel Hidalgo is now more prepared to respond to any natural disasters…”
“If a new earthquake were to happen again today, we are sure that the community of Miguel Hidalgo would not only experience less damage thanks to the more resistant and sustainable construction materials: the community is also more knowledgeable about natural disasters,” Laniado stated.
Among those present at the important event, Raul Salazar, Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean; Saskia Carusi, the External Relations Officer of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR); hte promoter in Mexico of the Global Campaign “Developing Resilient Cities” International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR); Angélica López Ortega, the UNICEF representative in Chiapas; and Luis Manuel García Moreno, The Secretary of Civil Protection of Chiapas.