In response to the influx of Rohingya refugees seeking asylum in the border areas of Bangladesh, AMDA Bangladesh and AMDA Headquarters have launched medical relief at Kutupalang refugee camp in Ukhia district, 45 kilometers from Cox’s Bazar. Authorized by the Bangladeshi government, AMDA Bangladesh has started offering medical services after setting up a temporary clinic on October 22nd.
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.
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.
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.