|Dear Friend of the Clinic,
Political crisis in Nicaragua continues without any solution. Major townships north of The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic are still in the midst of public protests, road blockades and paramilitary attacks on the civilian population.
Even though the majority of the chaos is centered in major urban centers up north, all of Nicaragua is in crisis. Nowhere else is this felt more acutely than in remote areas like those surrounding our Clinic. The blockades and resulting supply shocks are causing acute shortages of fuel, food, clean water and medicine. People are being laid off from their jobs in the tourist industry as well, creating even more desperation.
At the Clinic, we are doing everything we can to keep our staff employed. (So are our friends at nearby Rancho Santana, a wonderful coastal resort.) Together we are dedicated to supporting this region in dire times, just as we did last fall during the devastating floods.
We are committed to working around the clock to provide services to our patients and to get our four-wheel-drive ambulance out to the remote villages to help with supplies.