Seventy-Six brigadiers from Mexico City’s Médico en tu Casa (Doctor in your House) program have been sent to Oaxaca to help out after last week’s 8.2 magnitude earthquake, along with seven tons of medicine. They were scheduled to arrive at Juchitán, one of the worst affected areas, on Tuesday morning and will visit houses in the region, looking for patients in need of assistance. They will remain there for a week.
A country-wide appeal has been made, asking for people to send basic goods such bottled water, as tinned food, baby food and personal hygiene products. Mexico City has so far sent 35.5 tons of goods donated by the city’s residents.