Tag: emergenze

Solidarity with Colombian cooperatives: disaster in Mocoa

On the night between 1 and 2 April, violent rains hit the area of ​​Mocoa, department of Putomayo (southwestern Colombia), causing avalanches and flooding. The victims are 311, including 100 children. Local authorities have handed over 237 bodies to families, which means that there are still 75 missing bodies.
The department of Putumayo borders the Cauca, where Coopermondo is developing the AGRICOOP Colombia and AGRICOOP Mujer projects. Moreover Mocoa is just 250 km from Popayan, the main city of the Cauca Region. Coopermondo expresses its sympathy and solidarity with its local partner the Confederación de Cooperativas de Colombia – Confecoop, who called to action the Colombian and the international cooperative movement: Coopermondo feels very close to this drama and is committed to being at the forefront to offer its own cooperation.
Based on the sixth cooperative principle – cooperation among cooperatives – Confecoop Colombia promotes a fundraising for the recovery of cooperatives in Mocoa. It takes so contribute to the normalization of operations that will guarantee the same services and attention to the thousands of members and their families. The collection of resources aims to ensure the stability and permanence of the region’s cooperatives that associate more than 14,000 people: once the time of emergency due to avalanche is passed, Confecoop will assess the situation of cooperatives and, based on the funding received, it will establish projects and actions to execute.

Make a donation now for the victims of this tragedy to Coopermondo:
IBAN: IT26A0832703235 000000002903
BIC: ROMAITRRXXX
Bank: BCC di Roma
Object: “Solidarity to Mocoa cooperatives, Colombia

Coopermondo will keep donors informed on how Confecoop will use the funds raised.

Coop solidarity, earthquake in central Italy: how to give us a hand!

The night of Wednesday, August 24, a strong earthquake hit the Center of Italy causing nearly 250 deaths and destroying entire cities. Coopermondo joins the entire Confcooperative in expressing its solidarity and closeness to all peoples and cooperators of the municipalities affected by the terrible earthquake that has brought death, destruction and terror in the regions of Lazio, Umbria and Marche.
Confcooperative has decided to activate a dedicated bank account to help member of cooperatives that suffered damages and families of cooperators involved.
Here the coordinates of the bank account that we have opened dedicated to contribute to emergencies and reconstruction:
Bank: BCC ROMA Reason: “Popolazioni colpite dal Terremoto del Centro Italia del 24 agosto 2016”
IBAN: IT 62 T 08327 03221000000004711    Swing Code: ROMAITRR
The news from our coop members in the affected areas are not very comforting. A preliminary survey, still very difficult to do, shows a picture of great concern for the many people involved and for many still missing. The area most affected, even from the population point of view, is the province of Rieti.
With regard to the most affected area of the province of Rieti, in agreement with the President of the cooperative Velinia, Aurelio Saulli, a collection point for basic necessities was opened.
We can, therefore, refer to the cooperative Velinia to send aid materials and then, the cooperative will sort the products, in coordination with civil protection and in concert with the local Mayors, according to the needs, trying to also cover fractions less reached by relief.
The following are the references of the cooperative Velinia:
COOPERATIVE Velinia
Via della cooperazione 2 – Borgovelino (RI)
Tel: 0746 578329 Fax: 0746 580335 E-mail: info@coopvelinia.com
Pres. Saulli Aurelio +39 393 5447848
The genres that are most needed are:

  • Food (ALL LONG STORAGE): pasta, canned foods, long-life milk, biscuits, flour, water, dishes, cutlery and plastic cups and napkins.
  • Children: powdered milk, clothes, creams, wipes, diapers, homogenized, pacifiers, baby bottles and toys;
  • Hygiene products: soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, towels, sanitary napkins for women, bathrobes, plastic sandals;
  • Linen products: Sheets, blankets, sleeping bags;
  • Shoes: Shoes for men, women and children.

We need everyone’s help! Thank you for what you can do!