“Enlace de Esfuerzos”
The National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention (CNE), together with the Municipal Emergency Committees, coordinate with various institutions the gathering of information on families in need, as well as the transfer of resources to the door of their homes.
In order to provide assistance to the families of the 82 cantons of the country, entities such as the National System of Conservation Areas (Sinac), the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), the Costa Rican Red Cross, the Fire Department, the The National Learning Institute (INA) and the Rural Development Institute (Inder) made 1,300 vehicles available to their drivers for the distribution of assistance that will be carried out house by house.
Another campaign that is reinforcing humanitarian assistance is the initiative of the First Lady of the Republic, Claudia Dobles Camargo, with the campaign called “With you we can.”
This program seeks that through the solidarity of the Costa Rican people, the CNE receives financial donations in order to bring humanitarian aid to vulnerable people and families affected by the emergency caused by Covid-19.
The campaign will run until April 30 and has the support of the Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC), the Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (FEDEAC), the kölbi platform, Movistar and Claro.
Transparent gathering of information
The Municipal Emergency Committees of each canton make the list of beneficiary families through the telephone calls of people who consider themselves part of one of the vulnerable groups.
However, the articulated work of institutions such as IMAS, the C.C.S.S., the Costa Rican Red Cross, Integral Development Associations, Indigenous Associations, and the Fishermen’s Association, among others, also allows organizing the uprising of affected people.
The delivery of the food resource is given to the elderly, families in extreme poverty, people with disabilities, population that has been affected by their sources of income due to suspension of the contract, dismissal, or the impossibility of exercising economic activities, as well as to isolated families that have a sanitary order issued by the Ministry of Health.