Humanitarian assistance for private companies Costa Rica.

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More than 300 companies and non-governmental organizations have joined the solidarity and have not only offered goods and services to support people affected by COVID-19, but also several supermarket chains, private associations, companies and even groups residents organize campaigns and other forms of direct collaboration with those affected.

Given this broad support from society, the government facilitates the coordination of these initiatives through a humanitarian support table by the private sector, an initiative that integrates the Office of the First Lady, the Ministry of the Presidency, the MEIC and the Minister of Coordination and Liaison with the Private Sector and the National Commission for Risk Prevention and emergency care.

This was announced at a press conference by the president of the CNE, Alexander Solis, who also reported that a registration platform for coordinating offers for the emergency has been set up for donations. This platform is an auxiliary tool to the mail

Solís explains that an expedited procedure has been established that consists of completing an online form from the CNE website The objective is that, in less than 24 hours, the company or organization interested in supporting will be contacted to finalize the details and proceed with the temporary authorization of the activity, in order not to delay the initiatives. In a period not exceeding 5 business days, the CNE will sign an agreement with the company or group offering.

The agreement will establish the specific terms and operational details of the campaign or donation and the control and accountability mechanisms. All the campaigns carried out and the channeled aid must be registered and authorized by the CNE as part of the transparency and accountability mechanism required by the National Law on Emergencies and Risk Prevention and is part of the Transparency network of the Ombudsman’s Office. population.

Campaigns and donations that are managed at the cantonal or regional level should be coordinated with the Regional and Municipal Emergency Committees (CME), which represent the organization for emergencies in the respective territories. For this, the CNE establishes the operational coordination mechanisms with the CMEs, through the logistics table of the Emergency Operations Center.

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