The National Emergency Commission (CNE) delivered 400 packages of food and drinking water to native communities from Ngäbe, in Comte Burica.
With the help of a truck from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, the supplies were delivered in Alto Conte. Then, food and other supplies were carried on horseback to villages from Progreso, Alto Buqueri, Alto Carona and surrounding communities.
Residents of these areas stated that they don’t have telecommunication services, roads, water or electricity and they fear Tropical Storm Otto, that would be hitting the country today.
According to a letter from Carona Guaymí Indigenous Civil Association, after more than 15 days of constant rains, the inhabitants of the indigenous territory of Conte Burica cried out for help.
The government insisted through a press release that, since 2014, it has been investing in infrastructure in the area, but the inhabitants of the territories assured that there isn’t access to buy basic food supplements, and since the rains haven’t stopped, they turned to the authorities’ good will, since they have run out of food to meet their needs.