Volunteers deliver humanitarian aid in cities affected by earthquakes in Mexico

16 October 2017
International Volunteer Day 2017
Over 260 Red Cross volunteers and supporters participated in the distribution of humanitarian aid in Mexican cities affected by the earthquakes.
Victims of the earthquake receive aid from volunteers
Victims of the earthquake receive aid from volunteers (2017).
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The volunteer response mechanisms were intensified to support regions affected by several earthquakes that shook Mexico in September 2017. Collection centers were set up and supported to coordinate the restoration of family links nationally.

During the month of September, 236 tons of humanitarian aid were received in collection centers located in 16 states of the country – aid that benefited more than 20,000 people.

Mexican Red Cross volunteers delivered over 600 tents to provide shelter for many people who lost their homes and were sleeping outdoors. Furthermore, over four tons of humanitarian aid were received to be distributed on the coast, where more damage is reported.

This story is published as part of the campaign for International Volunteer Day 2017: Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.

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