The Governor of Panama City, Judy Meana, invited to a virtual meeting this week, where the diplomatic missions of Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Colombia and El Salvador participated, in which protocols were established with the objective of directing actions to provide humanitarian support to migrants from these countries who reside in the country and require help because of the pandemic.
“We, the ambassadors, have committed to participate in this link, lists of the most vulnerable foreigners will be drawn up, so that these can be taken to governments and foundations. The intention is to optimize the resources to reach these residents, such as food supplies, powdered milk for infants, diapers, and other essential supplies,” explained Venezuelan Ambassador to Panama Fabiola Zavarce at the end of the meeting.
For her part, Governor Judy Meana said that this aid should be focused on the places where there are more foreigners who are affected, due to the impossibility of meeting their primary needs, such as food and health, especially in the most vulnerable areas of Panama City, such as Tocumen, December 24th, San Miguelito and Pacora, among others.
Meana stressed that the objective of the Panamanian authorities “is to work together with the diplomatic missions in the case of foreigners, so that government aid reaches those most in need.
In addition to Ambassador Zavarce, the distance meeting was also attended by the ambassadors of Colombia, Eduardo Burgos, El Salvador, Diana Vanegas, and the Dominican Republic, Marino Mendoza.