September 20, 2017
Yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, an 7.1-magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale struck off various states of Mexico, causing severe damages in Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Mexico City and Mexico State. The earthquake provoked damages to buildings some of them collapsed, and there are several missing people, injured and deaths.
We express our solidarity with the families of the victims and those who were affected by the earthquake. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured and send our condolences to those who have lost their beloved ones.
CANCHAM recognizes that the solidarity and unity of Mexicans in difficult times are of utmost importance in the relief of emergencies, we have great confidence in our authorities, volunteers and partners, who in these moments of vulnerability are already collaborating to solve the needs and facing the challenges.
For Canadians in need of emergency, please contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa (Global Affairs Canada), at: +1 613 996 8885 or via e-mail: email@example.com
In case of requiring support for injuries or reporting earthquake damages, the contact phone numbers for both Mexicans and Canadians in Mexico, are:
- Emergencies 911
- Red Cross 065
- Firefighters 068
- Police 060
- Locatel 5658-1111
- Leaks 5654-3210
If you have lost contact with a relative and need help finding them, please dial the following number: 1084 – 4517 / 1084 – 4795 or going directly to the heliport of the Mexican Red Cross located at Ejercito Nacional No. 1032 where a facility will be installed to receive requests. We invite our partners and friends to join and support those who were affected by the earthquake through the Fondo Unido, I.A.P. bank account number: Scotiabank: 1002199975 CLABE: 044180001002199755 Referencia: 1891 sucursal: Plaza Inverlat.
For international transfers the bank account number is: Name: Fondo Unido, I.A.P. Bank: Scotiabank Inverlat, S.A. Account number: 107205600 Swift Code: MBCOMXMM. For in-kind donations, shelters and other support centers, some sites can be consulted on the CANCHAM website.
Finally, the Canadian embassy in Mexico and CANCHAM, we want to know if your family or your organizations suffered any affectation, so we invite you to fill out the survey located in this website.
Thank you for your support and solidarity.