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AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Earthquake in Mexico

Publication date:2017-09-11
On 8th September 2017 in Japan time, a massive earthquake with a magnitude 8.1 hit Mexico. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 1000km southeast of the capital. The states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Tabasco, the south of this country, are located closest to the earthquake’s epicenter.  At least 65 people were killed and among them, 45 people were killed in Oaxaca State according to President Enrique Pena Nieto as of 9th September (local time). 

Immediately after hearing the news, AMDA headquarter decided to dispatch a first medical team, consisting of a doctor and a nurse to Mexico. 

Today on 11th September, the team departed from Okayama station. They will take a flight around 5 pm to Mexico City and be reaching there at 3:20 pm local time. 

After the arrival in Mexico City and some discussion with local supporters, the AMDA team will determine what the team can provide for affected people as the relief activity.

(Please check back for more updates.)

    •  Emergency Relief
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Mexico
    •  2017