Mexico Earthquake Relief and Recovery:
What's Happening and How to Help


On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surrounding states, including Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca on Sept. 7. Each of the projects below will support relief efforts in Mexico led by our vetted nonprofit partners. You can donate directly to a specific project, or you can give to GlobalGiving's Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund.

Donations to GlobalGiving's Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund will be divided among our vetted nonprofit partners on this list relative to where the need is greatest. This list of responding organizations and their recovery projects will continue to grow as our partners in the affected areas have the capacity to post projects and updates.

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We believe organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of locally driven organizations, donations to GlobalGiving's Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped to face future disasters. Read more about our approach to disaster relief here.



Mexico Earthquake Relief and Recovery:

Mexico City Earthquake: Help Children Survivors
Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. Hundreds were killed. Homes, schools, and community buildings were destroyed. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agency in Mexico, who is directly working with families impacted. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water. Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy
Temporary School in Xochimilco, Mexico City
The historic community of San Gregorio in Xochimilco suffered significant damage in the earthquake on September 19. Of the 4000 homes in the town, 1000 are uninhabitable and reconstruction will take months. The schools are damaged have no plan to reopen soon, and the families who have lost their homes and livelihoods have been eating donated meals amidst the rubble. We have secured the use of a local property and are working with local leaders to transform it into a school and community kitchen
Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund
On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surroundings including Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. Hundreds were killed. Homes, schools, and community buildings were destroyed. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca and Chiapas on Sept. 7. This fund will provide immediate relief to survivors: food, shelter, water, and medicine. In addition, it will support longer-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations will exclusively support these disasters.
Earthquake Relief for Chiapas & Oaxaca, Mexico
Last September 7 a devastating 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. Approximately 2.3 million people were affected and the number of deaths increased to 90. In addition, the tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted this area have complicate the situation. Thousands of people have lost their homes and are living with no roof in raining, with high health risk.
Emergency Earthquake Response in Mexico
by IsraAID
This project will provide humanitarian aid and emergency services to communities affected by the devastating September 19th earthquake in Mexico
Mexico, Puebla and Morelos Earthquake Relief
ICF is working urgently to provide disaster relief to communities affected by the two earthquakes that have affected central Mexico in recent weeks. Our staff is in contact with the local organizations that are on-the-ground and sending ongoing funding requests for immediate and long-term needs, and we are seeking contributions to the following funds.
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 Earthquake
After the earthquake of 8.2 in Richter scale, 94 people lost their lives, more than 80,000 houses are damaged in 42 municipalities of Oaxaca, Mex. In Ixtepec, some of the families not only lost their houses but the ovens and wood stoves where they produce tostadas and totopos, the main economic activity. While we rebuild with the population saving wood stoves and ovens well make some diagnosis of housing damage and plan the housing reconstruction program
A new Mexico is possible
Mexico is living the worst disaster in history, two earthquake on September 7 (8.2M) and September 19 (7.1M) has devastated many families. Your support will help TECHO to build transitional houses to those families (in Oaxaca, Puebla, Morelos, Mexico City and Mexico State) These emergency houses has an area of 32mts2, are of fiber cement and wood and has a lifespan of 20 years. This is just a breath of hope and relief, a new beginning, to many families who become homeless by the disaster.
Habitat for Humanity: Mexico Earthquake response
Habitat for Humanity is launching a large-scale response to the September 2017 earthquakes in Mexico. In addition to basic cleanup efforts already underway, Habitat will be providing a broad range of housing solutions including but not limited to reconstruction, relocation assistance and new home building activities. Habitat is responding in Chiapas, Morelos and Puebla.
Mexico: an urgent school for the children of NPH
On September 19th 2017, an earthquake of 7.1 devastated Mexico and shook the foundation of our NPH Mexico family. Although our children and staff are thankfully safe, the earthquake permanently destroyed or damaged an unprecedented number of NPH Mexico properties. Casa San Salvador (Miacatlan), home for 430 children has been damaged. The school needs urgent repair in order to provide our children a safe environment and programs for their future!
Help Mexico with earthquake relief efforts
Like 1985, on September 19, 2017, Mexico was struck again by a powerful earthquake killing at least 200 people and destroying houses and businesses, with this last one, in less than 2 weeks Mexico was struck by 2 earthquakes, the most powerful earthquake in Mexico struck on September 7. This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.
Proyecto Caracol: Emergency Fund
After the earthquakes recorded on September 7 and 19 in several states of the country, which have been seriously affected, the civilian population is suffering damage in their homes, food and water shortages, affectations in Infrastructure and services. The Proyecto Caracol project seeks to repair structural damage in schools in vulnerable communities, work with the commmunity and offering Workshops to the school community to provide knowledge about natural disaster prevention.
Support Grassroots Earthquake Recovery in Mexico
Following the recent series of earthquakes in Mexico, Fondo Semillas created the "Women Rebuilding their Communities" Fund to provide grants and technical assistance to local women's groups working on recovery efforts in their communities. The spirit of collaboration that emerged in response to the earthquakes makes this an ideal time to not only re-build, but also promote sustainable development and better living conditions in communities throughout Mexico.
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
While the September earthquakes in Mexico no longer make international news, one the many places that has not forgotten the tragedy is Tultitlan, State of Mexico. This is because dozens of schools in the state have yet to reopen, leaving students without classes for 2 months, nearly a third of the 9-month school year. Thankfully, the Amextra Community Center in Tultitlan was not damaged and has opened its doors to students while they wait for news on the safety of their school buildings.
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