MEDITATION OF WEEK
Photo : REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
Heavy flooding across Costa Rica has displaced thousands and disrupted critical water and sanitation services, leaving more than 500,000 people without drinking water across the country.
Torrential rains that have poured down on Costa Rica since mid-September, were made worse by Tropical Storm Nate, which hit the Central American country in early October, clogging drainage systems and disrupting waste disposal systems. Costa Rica’s national water agency has been working to restore services and is providing water cisterns and bottled water to the affected populations. However, communities in remote areas remain cut off from functioning sanitation services and clean water supplies.
Favor aid and relief to the victims and displaced for to alleviate their suffering and promote effective humanitarian aid and disaster prevention.