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AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #5: Earthquake in Central Mexico

Publication date:2017-09-28
 
In the morning of 25th 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 next day, after securing additional relief goods such as cooking oil, black beans, rice, biscuit, pasta and toilet papers, the joint team visited 50 houses in Coloniade 5 de febrero, one of the impoverished areas, and distributed those goods. Diapers and sanitary napkins were distributed to individuals as needed.

Relief goods were scarcely distributed in this area, and the affected people welcomed the joint team. One said, “I am very happy to receive relief goods for the first time. I did not expect to receive them as not much relief goods came here unlike Mexico City. Thank you very much for coming here all the way from Japan.” The other said, “These goods are very helpful financially as I lost my job after the earthquake.”

At the same time, AMDA nurse assessed health condition of affected people by asking them questions during distribution, and she gave some health advice to 4 people in blood sugar and blood pressure control.

Juchitan still has aftershocks, and some road are submerged due to continuous rain on 26th in the evening.
    •  Emergency Relief
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Mexico
    •  2017
    •  ER & Reconstruction

 
 
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