A devastating earthquake hit Mexico on 19 September. Hundreds of people have died, thousands have been made homeless, and essential services have been compromised in various locations. Mexican authorities must ensure that relief and reconstruction efforts safeguard human rights without discrimination.A devastating earthquake hit Mexico on 19 September. Hundreds of people have died, thousands have been made homeless, and essential services have been compromised in various locations. Mexican authorities must ensure that relief and reconstruction efforts safeguard human rights without discrimination. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Calling on the authorities to ensure that reconstruction and relief efforts safeguard human rights and are delivered on a non-discriminatory basis, considering cultural and gender specific requirements of those affected;
- Urging them to ensure that people who have been rendered homeless are provided with safe and adequate housing options and access to essential services on an urgent basis;
- Calling on them to carry out a prompt, full and impartial investigation into allegations of defective or poorly maintained buildings, including the responsibility of public servants in charge of building authorizations and supervisions;
- Urging them to guarantee access to relevant information regarding communities’ safety, including the Mexico City Risk Atlas and similar documents from other states, in an accessible and timely manner.
Contact these two officials by 9 November, 2017:
President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto Residencia oficial de Los Pinos Molino del Rey s/n, Del. Miguel Hidalgo Col. San Miguel Chapultepec Ciudad de México, México, C.P. 11850 Email via web: https://www.gob.mx/atencion/ (this form is in Spanish) Twitter: @EPNSalutation: Dear Mr President / Señor Presidente
Ambassador Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez, Embassy of Mexico 1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006 Phone: 1 202 728 1600 I Fax: 202 728 1698 Email: [email protected] Twitter: @GERONIMO__GF Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 224.17 Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES