Mexico earthquake: Oxfam sends in assessment teams to two worst hit areas

Oxfam is sending in two teams of humanitarian experts to Morelos and Puebla, with more on the way, following the 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico on September 19th. This is the second earthquake to strike Mexico in less than two weeks.

Over 200 people have died and hundreds are injured. Many remain trapped under rubble.

Morelos and Puebla are two of the most affected areas. Oxfam’s response plan is likely to focus on food, water and sanitation, and protection. The assessment teams are made up of Mexican, Colombian, Peruvian and Spanish nationals.

Notes to editors

Oxfam has launched a Mexico earthquake appeal. Donate here.

Contact information

Oxfam spokespeople are available in Mexico, who can speak Spanish and English.

Tania Escamilla tania.escamilla@oxfam.org / +52 (1) 55 4890 8019

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