The emergency or short-term phase of the relief consisted of rescue helicopters and emergency response teams trying to save civilians.
Providing clean water, food, clothing and other supplies.
And bringing doctors and medicines in to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
Immediately, people from many countries came to the rescue of Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Help came from many different directions, from governments, corporations, non-profit organizations, and even individuals.
|The Clinton Administration donated 263 mil. in emergency relief.|
|US AID airlifted 3.7 mil lbs. of food to Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.|
|Cuba has sent 100 doctors and tons of supplies to areas in Honduras.|
The Boeing Company gave $142,500 to countries in Central America. Also they are helping airlift 30,000 ponds of medicines to Honduras.
British Development Cooperation with various national NGOs has been helping in sanitation, communication, and rehabilitation of most affected communities.
Chiquita had donated over US $2 Million in food, medicine and transportation costs. Chiquita has also airlifted rescue boats and emergency medical supplies to Honduras. We are working with relief organizations such as the American Red Cross, churches and others, to enable them to ship their emergency supplies into Honduras free of charge.
|CARE has played a leading role in the coordination of food distributions.||UNICEF
(United Nations Childrens Fund) has provided
|World Neighbors is contributing funds to pay for fuel, medicine, water purification chemicals, and other emergency food and supplies.|
"There is a pile up of goods in cities all around the US. People donated these after seeing pictures of hurricane Mitch, as it was portrayed in the news. There are tons of clothing water and food, but there is no way to get the supplies to the people in need. The government is considering a military consort. From now on it would be most helpful to send money to organizations, which can then purchase supplies in a more convenient area."
CNN report, televised 11/26/98