UNIVERSITY SIN FRONTERAS: STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITYMexico is going through a terrible crisis. The earthquakes on September 7 and 19 left hundreds of deaths, thousands of injured and millions of victims in the center and south of the country, to which are added thousands of others affected by Hurricane Max in part of the Pacific coast. Only the September 7 earthquake killed more than 80 persons and left 2.3 million victims, and we still don´t know how many victims were left by the other two events except that the dead are already more than 320.These tragic events add to the already strong crisis that is happening in the country due to the violence of organized crime and drug dealers, and the government corruption, corruption that tis time caused many deaths, as many of the fallen buildings collapsed because they did not comply with construction standards.The government was overwhelmed by the events and the Mexican people have dedicated themselves to help the victims. But the help has not been enough. The affected indigenous and rural communities in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Morelos, Puebla, and Guerrero have received very little assistance, and the most remote have not received any.We demand…The government to get immediate aid to the places where it has not arrived.
That the governmental resources destined for this kind of incidents must be used in an immediate and transparent way and with the supervision of people of the civil society.
That the affected indigenous peoples be consulted on all reconstruction actions carried out in their communities, in accordance with ILO Convention 169 and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.What we can doRight now, to save on transport costs (and for those resources to be used for the benefit of communities), it is best to collect money to be delivered or sent to indigenous organizations in the affected and least attended areas. In a few weeks, we can organize a plan of support by the USF to certain communities among the most needy.
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