After a prolonged period of dictatorship (1934-1979) and the subsequent leadership of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLSN), Nicaragua experienced a period of liberal democracy following the victory of the National Opposition Union in 1990.
With the return of the FLSN in 2006, the conditions for an independent civil society gradually worsened with the implementation of laws and regulations restrictive to CSOs, for example, civil society organizations that were shut down after being labeled “anti-government.”
RECENT NATIONAL CONTEXT POST-EVENT HURRICANES ETA & IOTA
Hurricane IOTA left after it attacked Central America and especially in Nicaragua, with damage, destruction, pain, and loss of human life, among them, children and adolescents who been dragged by the strong currents of the rivers, and families have been buried due to landslides in various places in the northern area. In much of the country, it has also caused millionaire damage to infrastructure.
Through the Viva Nicaragua Network, a Damage and Needs Assessment (EDAN) has been initiated, the objective of which is to know the situation of the families living in the communities and neighborhoods where the network is present through work with twenty (20) churches active members of the network of pastors and churches. The focus is for the United Church to have a social and spiritual presence in the community and municipality where it is located.
Provide immediate response to families in emergencies caused by Hurricane ETA and IOTA, through the network members and in a comprehensive manner in the medium and long term.