Guerrero: Agreement made to implement program to supply basic grains for storm victims in the Mountain region

Damnificados de la Montaña de Guerrero (@Tlachinollan)

On 19 February, the Council of Victim Communities from the Mountain region of Guerrero succeeded in coming to an agreement with state and federal authorities to implement a program to supply basic grains for more than 20,000 families from nearly 200 communities in 12 municipalities affected by the September 2013 storms that struck the state.

As the Council had requested, there will be used a methodology based in its proposal “So that Maize Rain” with a focus on human rights and cultural sensitivity.  In accord with a communique distributed by the Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights, “in accordance with the agreements, there will be generated an extraordinary and exceptional program that is culturally sensitive and will attend to the communities affected by the passing of tropical storms Ingrid and Manuel, by means of the direct distribution of basic grains to the communities without intermediaries–these are to be distributed by their communal authorities.  Furthermore, there will be established mechanisms of control with participation of beneficiaries, guaranteeing thus their participation and the transparent distribution of maize, beans, and rice.  This, as the Council has requested, will permit the communities to decide to focus their attention on other priorities linked to reconstruction, initiating the rehabilitation of their lands without facing the threat of hunger.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Comunicado Logran comunidades damnificadas de la Montaña implementación de programa extraordinario de abastecimiento de granos básicos”(Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan, 21 de febrero de 2014)

Damnificados de la Montaña, Gro recibirán granos básicos (Radio Formula, 21 de febrero de 2014)

Ofrece gobierno de Guerrero tonelada y media de maíz a damnificados (Milenio, 17 de febrero de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: Victims from the Mountain region carry out “Hunger Pilgrimage” due to lack of governmental support (13 February 2014)

Guerrero: Victims of storms migrate to survive (12 November 2013)

Guerrero: The situation continues to be dramatic for storm victims in Guerrero (4 October 2013)

Guerrero: Deaths and victims of tropical storm Manuel (4 October 2013)



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