Conviventia and its partners will bring critical humanitarian assistance to 4000 people living in five towns suffering the impacts of flooding and mudslides in the Choco region of Colombia. The assistance will include general medical services, medicines, dentistry, optometry, basic supplies, counseling and more from July 6 - 14, 2019.
The Choco region of Colombia borders along the Pacific Ocean and is covered in dense jungles. It is one of the wettest places on earth, receiving close to 400 inches of rain annually. With that rain, comes flooding, mudslides and avalanches. This year has been a particularly difficult year for the people living in the Choco, already known to have one of the lowest standards of living of all departments in Colombia and still suffering violence from illegal armed groups.
The army has prepared for the arrival of the volunteer team with logistical support, accommodation, transport, hydration, promotion and coordination in each territory. Conviventia, with the support of its network of donors and volunteers, will participate with medications, basic necessities, and provide health services. In total, Conviventia's team includes 3 doctors, 2 dentists, 2 optometrists, 2 nurses, 1 pharmacist, a personal counselor and logistical support personnel.
Addressing the health needs of these communities is critical in order to build capacity for ongoing recovery. Please join us in this cause, the Choco needs us! Working together with the local communities, we can make a sustainable difference.