BIOFIX and representatives of community councils COCOILLO and COCOMACER delivered food and supplies to more than 300 families who were affected by the impact of the cold spell that is presented in the last few months in the department of Chocó.
Chocó, Colombia, December 18, 2020. After San Andrés and Providencia, Chocó has been the second department most affected by the cold wave that has lived in Colombia in the last few months. The rising of the Atrato river, río San Juan and río Baudó have left a large number of people affected, displaced families, and homes damaged.
For this reason, with the aim of mitigating the impact that has brought this natural phenomenon in the region, BIOFIX, through the PROJECT HARLEQUIN REDD+, in conjunction with the Greater Council of Cértegui, COCOMACER and the Community Council Comprehensive Wept, COCOILLO, made delivery of food and basic necessities to more than 370 families affected.
In various conferences, representatives of community councils, with the support of BIOFIX, visited the municipality of Cértegui and the town of Boraudo in Wept, Chocó, delivering food and goods of prime necessity.
The delivery of such aid does part of the work that is put forward with the project HARLEQUIN REDD+ in the participating community councils, COCOILLO AND COCOMACER, which is based on the commercialization of carbon credits in Colombia and looking for the conservation 74,000 hectares of forest in the municipalities of the Canton of St. Paul, Cértegui and Wept, in the Chocó.
From BIOFIX and REDD+ projects that we structured, we will continue to work together with communities and their representatives to achieve the protection of the forests and the social benefit in their territories.