We share with you the interview of our GoTeam rescuer, Yosef Laniado, with the journalist Pedro Ferriz de Con, where he tells us about the great work that rescuers are doing in the collapsed building in Miami. “Hope remains, no matter how many days go by” he says. Thanks to Pedro Ferriz de Con for the space.
Cadena International visited the Villa Rio Vista nursing home in Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they have been able provide a COVID free environment for their residents!!!
We were able to deliver 300 surgical masks thanks to @loudunstfoundation, @GovComm @craigwaltzer, and @sandynusbaum. We also delivered delicous chocolate, strawberry, coconut, and nutella marquesa desserts as well as tres leches desserts for staff and residents to enjoy. These amazing desserts were donated by Chef Mario @mariokitchencatering. Thank you all for your support and believing in our work.
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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.