Checking a child's health after Hurricane Mathew
After careful consideration and initial assessments of the impact of the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, International Medical Corps has decided not to deploy its disaster response teams.
We were ready to respond to the health care, water and sanitation, and other immediate needs of the earthquake’s victims, but have decided to stand down because the Government of Mexico has not yet asked for international assistance beyond those groups already working in-country—a decision we and the rest of the global community must respect. Close coordination with both governments and local and international partners is an integral part of International Medical Corps’ emergency responses to earthquakes, hurricanes and typhoons, epidemics, and refugee crises around the world.
We want to thank all of you who have donated to International Medical Corps as we prepared to respond to this disaster. The funds already donated will be moved to GlobalGiving's "Mexico Earthquake and Hurricane Relief Fund," where donations will support survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter in the aftermath of the Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Katia.
Your support in the first hours and days of the emergency enables International Medical Corps to save lives when a tragedy strikes.
To continue supporting International Medical Corps’ emergency efforts, please visit the “Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma” project, where our teams are responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma—the strongest Atlantic Ocean storm ever recorded.