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"The rains have decreased, but the emergency continues, especially for the children and their families in the rural communities"

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Mexico City. World Vision Mexico is executing several support actions in solidarity with the affected families by the rains and mudslides as a consequence of the rains that stroke the country last week.

After Hurricane Manuel and the tropical storm Ingrid stroke the country last week, between September 11th and 18th, unprecedented rains fall in the States of Guerrero (987 millimeters), San Luis Potosi (661 millimeters), Michoacán and Oaxaca (465 millimeters). 31 out of 32 States of Mexico have been impacted by storm damage. Specifically the State of Guerrero registered the major intensity of rains within the Country affecting roads, highways, airports (Acapulco) and isolated communities.

As part of the humanitarian support actions, World Vision Mexico is helping the affected families in the communities of Xochistlahuaca, Ometepec and Cuajinicuilapa, in the state of Guerrero, helping 10, 000 families which have lost their homes or have reported floods in their crops and damage roads.

Currently we have distributed:

  • Plastic tends (to cover the roofs or damaged houses) for 80 families as temporary shelters.
  • Mosquito nets for 76 families, to prevent diseases after the floods, especially for the families that have young children and
  • Groceries among the affected families (rice, oil, sardines, sugar, salt, cookies and beans).

In coordination with local and county-based NGO’s, World Vision Mexico will be working in this region until the families have come back to their homes, continuing with the immediate response actions (distributing groceries, prioritized attention to children’s health and wellbeing), as well as the following activities:

- Friendly Spaces, the purpose of this space is to give children a protected environment, in which they can participate in activities organized for them to play, share, learn, and express themselves, while they reconstruct their lives, they are protected from any abuse or damage at this uncertainty moment.

- Water and Sanitation World Vision will work to provide families with hygiene kits that include soap and antiparasitic drugs to prevent acute respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases In addition, WV will promote awareness days to reduce risks of other diseases, as cholera and dengue.

- Reconstruction of houses Repair and reconstruction of damaged houses found in the region of “Costa Chica” in the state of Guerrero.

For interviews or more information, please contact:
- Gustavo Ugalde, MKT Director Mobile: (521)55 4344 0670

  • Luis Armenta, Ministry and Operations Director Office: (5255) 1500 2283 / mobile (52155) 2653 2969

  • David Muñoz, Regional Communications Officer Mobile (52155) 3899 0978

World Vision Mexico
Since 1982, World Vision Mexico, with a vision of fullness of life for all children, has performed, promoted and strengthened community development in regions attended by the Area Development Programs (ADP), driving the transformational development from a child rights approach. Likewise, it acts immediately to respond to emergencies or natural disasters affecting the population. World Vision is an Organization based on Christian inspiration, humanitarian, development and advocacy, dedicated to work with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. We are members of World Vision International

For more information: http://www.worldvisionmexico.org.mx/ and http://wvi.org/region/latin-america-and-caribbean