Help Victims of Deadly Mexico Earthquakes

  • Huge magnitude 7.1 earthquake collapses Mexico City buildings

  • Another 8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Oaxaca

  • At least 350 killed, 10,000 damaged buildings

At 1:14p on September 19, residents of Mexico City scrambled into the streets as buildings swayed and collapsed after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattled the area. At least 350 have been killed by the incident, and thousands of buildings have been damaged or destroyed.

The incident comes two weeks after Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century, an 8.1-magnitude quake that rocked the southern state of Oaxaca, killing at least 90. The massive quake toppled buildings, damaged historic churches, and caused mudslides around the region. Community centers, infrastructure, and buildings need to be repaired and rebuilt.


Help affected Mexicans rebuild their stability after the tragedy:

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PADF Recovery & Reconstruction: Focus on Vital Infrastructure

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Beyond initial relief, PADF is positioned to help recover and reconstruct what was lost in the wake of the disaster. PADF is currently implementing various long-term sustainable development projects in Mexico and has a strong network of connections that are working to identify needs, such as reconstruction of schools, community centers and roads. As of September 29, 10 days after the earthquake, towns in the surrounding Mexico City area are still without running water. The gravity of the widespread devastation calls for a major recovery and reconstruction effort for the tens of thousands who were affected.

Since its founding in 1962, PADF has responded to over 70 major disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean. See a complete list of our response to disasters.

We are also currently responding to Hurricanes Irma & Maria in the Caribbean.

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