September 29, 2017

Urgent Action: Adequate Relief and Reconstruction Needed (Mexico: UA 224.17)


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.

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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 Ambassador

2) 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.

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