Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Aid for victims of Hurricane Felix: The good and the ugly
I just talked to a member of the government of the Autonomous Region of the North Atlantic of
. This person told me that there are problems with the aid being sent to the region. There has been an outpouring of good will and solidarity, and even in Waslala, one of the poorest municipalities of Nicaragua , we have gathered several truckloads of donations. However, I was told that each organization is distributing its aid independently to the communities that they work with. As a result, some communities have received no aid at all and are facing serious problems. Hopefully the Nicaragua will organize and this will get worked out soon. It reminds me once again how much of a “natural” disaster is really “human” disaster.