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- Mexico: Earthquake - Sep 2017
- Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Sep 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017
- Hurricane Earl - Aug 2016
- Central America: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Latin America: Storm Surge - May 2015
- Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Jul 2014
- Central America: Drought - 2014-2017
- Mexico: Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel - Sep 2013
Ciudad de México, 18 de octubre de 2017.
Más de 226.000 niñas y niños mexicanos siguen durmiendo en las calles o en albergues un mes después del segundo terremoto que afectó a México. Save the Children alerta de que esta situación expone a la infancia a altos niveles de desprotección que podrían derivar en situaciones de abuso, violencia o explotación.
by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017
The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Una vez que los niños han interrumpido su educación tienen un 30% menos de posibilidades de volver al colegio.
Ciudad de México, 6 de octubre de 2017. Alrededor de 5,3 millones de niños mexicanos no han podido regresar a las aulas tras los fuertes terremotos que sacudieron el país el pasado mes de septiembre, según alerta Save the Children. Esto es especialmente preocupante ya que, según el Banco Mundial, en México, una vez que los niños se ven obligados a abandonar la escuela tienen un 30% menos de probabilidades de seguir con su educación.
On the morning of 27 September 2017, AMDA-Tenrikyo joint team visited an elementary school which was used as an evacuation center in La Novena Seccion, Juchitan, in Oaxaca Province. Though the security was tightened for burglary prevention, the team was admitted to the facility after negotiating with the facility representative.
Seventeen earthquakes with magnitudes greater than four on the Richter scale hit Mexico from 7-24 September- the most devastating ones struck on 7 and 19 September, and the earth still trembles on the coasts of Oaxaca and Chiapas.
A state of emergency has been declared in 165 municipalities and according to official reports 331 people are dead. Over 27,000 houses have been affected, damaged or destroyed in Chalco, Oaxaca, Tuxtla, Ecatepec, and Chiapas, and 900 churches have suffered some sort of damage in the state of Chiapas alone.
Un devastador sismo golpeó México el 19 de septiembre. Cientos de personas han muerto, miles han quedado sin hogar, y servicios esenciales han sufrido daños en varias localidades. Las autoridades mexicanas deben garantizar que los esfuerzos de ayuda y reconstrucción protejan los derechos humanos, sin discriminación.
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CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
About 1,400 new displacements between 7 and 8 September
GENEROUS donations and tireless volunteers are allowing The Salvation Army in Mexico to respond to disasters across the country after Mexico was hit by two major earthquakes and a hurricane within less than two weeks.
In early September, after receiving warnings about the damage likely to be caused by Hurricane Katia, The Salvation Army sent two canteens to Veracruz. However, before the hurricane could make landfall an earthquake measuring 8.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck off the south coast of Mexico on 7 September, causing extensive damage in Oaxaca state.
Six-year-old Pablo’s face lights up when I tell him we’re going to run a painting workshop in his village and he’s invited. His mother says he’s been withdrawn and quiet since the earthquake on 19th September, when their lives were turned upside down. But drawing, it seems, is Pablo’s way of dealing with things.
Evaluation of impact is concentrated in poor areas outside Mexico City
p assessments of damage in earthquake-affected areas outside Mexico City, and evaluating the most urgent needs of people relating to water, sanitation, hygiene, food, and the protection of women, children, and other vulnerable people.
In the morning of 26th of September local time, the joint team of AMDA and Tenrikyo’s Branch office in Mexico headed to Juchitan, Oaxaca state from Mexico City. Based on the local information that diapers for both babies and adults, sanitary napkins and tarpaulins were in short, the team procured them in Salina Cruz, the closest city, in the afternoon, then moved to Juchitan in the evening.
By Meghan Dhaliwal
Ciudad de México, 26 de septiembre de 2017. Miles de niñas, niños y adolescentes y sus familias están viviendo fuera de sus hogares debido a que sus casas colapsaron totalmente, están dañadas o simplemente temen por la llegada de otros terremotos.
On the morning of 24 September 2017, AMDA team comprising personnel from AMDA and Tenrikyo Mexico Office entered the state of Morelos to conduct a needs survey in four locations. Morelos is approximately 150 kilometers south of Mexico City, the capital.
The overall ground surveys revealed that much of the needs had already been fulfilled in Morelos (and Mexico City), hence, there seemed to be no need for emergency assistance.
Upon arrival at Mexico City, AMDA nurse met with a local cooperator, Tenrikyo Mexico local office and had a meeting to share the local affect from the earthquake as well as to discuss about the plan. Our local cooperator office had a little physical damage from the earthquake. Electricity supply was resumed after 2 days, however, water supply has been stopped still.
Cientos de niñas y niños mexicanos han pasado de nuevo otra noche al aire libre, en campamentos improvisados, refugios o en la calle, al no poder regresar a casa por los terremotos y réplicas que está sufriendo el país desde las últimas semanas. El último sismo, de magnitud 6,1, se produjo el sábado en el estado sureño de Oaxaca. Con este nuevo temblor, los edificios que ya habían sido dañados por los terremotos anteriores (el 7 de septiembre en Oaxaca y el 19 de septiembre en Puebla) corren mayor riesgo de colapso.
Children at 44,000 schools returned to their classrooms today after the earthquakes that devastated parts of Mexico.
But nearly 5100 schools were destroyed or damaged - threatening the education of thousands of children. And only 1% of Mexico City's 4000 public schools were reopened because of ongoing relief efforts in the capital.
“We are deeply concerned by the substantial damage sustained by schools in the hardest-hit communities and the impact this could have for children,” said Christian Skoog, UNICEF Representative in Mexico.
Norma Soberanes was at a funeral, along with many of her neighbors in the village of Hueyapan, Morelos, 30 miles south of Mexico City, when last Tuesday’s earthquake struck.
As they lowered the body into the earth, the ground began to shake furiously. The chapel crumbled, sending stone and concrete flying. “Right there, by the church, that’s where we were hit hardest,” Soberanes remembers. “When the cupola fell, it crushed his body completely. Even I’m still here hurting here” – she ran her fingers over her left shoulder – “from where some concrete hit me as I ran.”
171 projects in 39 countries – last year, Kolping International was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro. The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – that’s an increase of over 20% compared with last year.
Hundreds of children are spending another night out in the open, in makeshift camps and shelters or in the street, too scared to return home for fear of another tremor.
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:29pm
This widespread panic follows the latest 6.1 magnitude quake in the southern state of Oaxaca on Saturday morning, the third in just over two weeks. Buildings already damaged by two previous quakes (on September 7 in Oaxaca and September 19 in Puebla/Morelos) are at increased risk of collapsing following the latest tremor.