After a series of earthquakes shook Nicaragua this week, our Disaster Services team is mobilizing support in the country through our established feeding program centers to assist survivors.
In Mateare, one of the regions most affected by the initial earthquake, in country staff are coordinating with the Nicaraguan government by distributing 1,000 bags of groceries to 1,000 families. The government is facilitating the delivery of the bags.
“Our Children’s Feeding Initiative is already active in Mateare where we are feeding more than 1,800 children, so we were in a good position to get food to earthquake survivors quickly,” says Chris Dudley, disaster services response director.
Teams will also deliver 220 bags of food for 220 families in the communities of Canaán and Cristiana Socialista Solidaria, where we have two Program Centers, serving 449 children.
“Next week we will be delivering 100 kits with kitchen supplies to 100 families who lost all of their household items, 100 barrels to store clean water, and 300 basic school kits to affected families so their children can go back to school,” says Andrea Frey Metzger, Latin America field operations director.