Red Cross responds to Mexico earthquake

Topics: Americas, Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide
September 20, 2017

Red Cross on the ground responding to earthquakes in Mexico.

A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on September 19th at approximately 1:15pm local time 12 kilometers southeast of Axochiapan in the state of Morelos. Preliminary reports indicate several buildings in Mexico City and Puebla have suffered serious damage, collapsed bridges and damage to basic infrastructure.

The earthquake comes only two weeks after another earthquake that hit the country’s south.

The Mexican Red Cross is marshaling their resources and they are on the ground acting as first responders, including pre-hospital care and search and rescue in collapsed structures.

Donors wishing to help can make a financial donation to the Mexico Earthquake Appeal.

About the Canadian Red Cross

Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.