Earthquakes in Mexico - Current Situation
UPDATE: A second earthquake struck Central Mexico on Tuesday 19 September.
There are multiple reports that the 7.1 magnitude earthquake has resulted in over 100 deaths.
An 8.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Mexico on Thursday 7 September.
Over 90 people have died, with thousands of homes and buildings destroyed or damaged, including schools, and damage to roads. Some of the affected areas include Juchitán, Chiapas and Tabasco.
Caritas Mexico is on the ground and providing emergency relief where needed, including support of community kitchens and delivery of vouchers to families.
Donate to our Latin America Emergency Appeal to assist communities in need. Donations $2 and over are tax deductable.
Hurricane Irma - Current Situation
In early September, Hurricane Irma caused severe damage across is affecting millions of people across the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and parts of America, affecting millions of people. Numerous outlets have reported that an estimated 60 people have died so far.
Caritas Internationalis is in contact with the local Caritas organisations across the region, including Catholic Relief Services.
The network is coordinating a relief effort, with the initial focus on providing emergency items such as food, shelter, hygiene kits and livelihood support to those most in need.
Previous Emergency Responses
Explore some of the previous emergencies we have responded to in the region using the link below.
2010 Haiti earthquake
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*Donations to the Latin America Emergency Appeal will be used for humanitarian emergency response activities in the Latin America region where communities may be affected by natural disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes or drought, or man-made disasters such as conflict, famine, displaced populations or industrial accidents. Beyond that, funds may be used to help rebuild homes and communities, to re-establish livelihoods, and to help communities prepare for future disasters.