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AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #4: Earthquake in Mexico

Publication date:2017-09-15
 
Seven days have passed since the quake hit Mexico, AMDA team has been providing medical assistance in Juchitan, Oaxaca, the hardest-hit area.

A local resident said, “There has been aftershocks ever since the day the quake struck. At night, we have been forced to sleep on the road outside because we feel scared to stay inside the building. Water, electricity and gas were temporarily cut, but now they are recovered. Food prices have been stable as well. There are more buildings destroyed in the central part of the city. It’s somewhat better here. My brother is a pastor and is accepting many evacuated families at his church. They are providing three meals a day there, and just the other day, we have started to receive relief supplies as well.”

Also joined by a local doctor, the team saw 33 patients in total in the following districts: seven patients in Centro (the central Juchitan), 17 patients in Colonia de 8 de Octubre, and nine patients in Fidel Pena Hernandez. The local doctor reported that upper respiratory infection has been seemingly increasing due to the fact that most of the evacuees are sleeping outside at night.
 
According to a local report, 98 people died throughout the country of which 78 of them were killed in Oaxaca. In the state of Oaxaca, 217 people were injured and as many as 800,000 people have been affected. 29 hospitals in Oaxaca were affected, including one hospital destroyed completely. As of noon, 14 September, the number of aftershocks mounted to 1997 times.

Tomorrow morning, the group will leave Juchitan to Mexico city.

 
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Mexico
    •  2017
    •  ER & Reconstruction
    •  GPSP

 
 
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