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27 Apr 2018 description

April 28, 2018 - Compiled by Rachel Bergen

Worldwide more than 65 million people are displaced from their homes — nearly double the population of Canada.

The United Nations says this number is unprecedented and the need for humanitarian assistance is only growing.

The crisis isn’t isolated to one region. People are being displaced all over the world, testing the resources and resilience of populations around the world.

21 Sep 2017 description

By Rachel Bergen

MCC is responding to the two earthquakes which ravaged Mexico, including the 7.1-magnitude quake that hit southern Mexico near Atencingo, Puebla state, causing significant damage in Mexico City on September 19.

Hundreds of buildings collapsed in Mexico City, including some schools, trapping people in the rubble. More than 225 were killed in the capital, and the death toll continues to rise as citizens pick through what’s left of buildings.

11 Jul 2012 description

MCC is sending food and supplies to Durango State, Mexico, to help families affected by widespread drought.

WINNIPEG, Man. – More than 1,000 families in Durango State, Mexico, are now receiving food and blankets as part of MCC’s response to widespread drought.

Packets containing beans, rice, oil, corn, lentils, noodles and sugar will be distributed to families in the villages and hills in the Nuevo Ideal area. Families will also receive canned meat and MCC blankets.

12 Oct 2005 description

MCC is appealing for $290,000 Cdn. / $250,000 U.S. to help people affected by Tropical Storm Stan, which made landfall on Oct. 4 and caused flooding, mudslides and at least 1,153 deaths in Guatemala, El Salvador and southern Mexico.

11 Oct 2005 description

MCC responds to Tropical Storm Stan

MCC is responding to Tropical Storm Stan in Central America, which made landfall in southern Mexico on Oct. 4 and caused flooding, mudslides and at least 769 deaths in multiple countries.

MCC will support the responses of partner organizations in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua. As an initial response, MCC is providing $5,800 Cdn./$5,000 U.S. in grants to three partner organizations in El Salvador.

20 Dec 2002 description

CAMPECHE, Mexico - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is committing $44,500 Cdn./$30,000 U.S. to assist people in southern Mexico communities damaged in October by Hurricane Isadore. Funds will be split equally between the eight low German-speaking Mennonite colonies in Campeche state and the surrounding indigenous communities.

16 Oct 2002 description

MCC is sending a four-member assessment team to determine the damage left by Hurricane Isadore's heavy rain storms and strong winds in the Yucatan Peninsula, southern Mexico. The hurricane hit in early October.

07 Nov 1997 description

Oaxacans thought world was ending when Hurricane Pauline hit; MCC, Mexico City Mennonites reach out to victims