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£12,346raised of £10,000 target by 412 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to HELP the victims of the two earthquakes in Mexico #RiseMexico #FuerzaMéxico

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México needs our help!

In less than one month, two devastating earthquakes have caused more than 350 deaths so far. In Mexico City, scores of buildings were levelled, and countless others were badly damaged, leaving many people injured and homeless. In the countryside, entire towns were practically razed to the ground .

There is extensive damage to homes, schools, offices, factories and infrastructure across Mexico City, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Tabasco. Unfortunately, this region includes some of the most impoverished areas in the country.

Moreover, these events are full of meaning as they ironically coincided with the 32nd Anniversary of Mexico City’s 1985 earthquake, leaving many homes and buildings reduced to rubble again.

Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, but the task will soon shift to providing relief to survivors and those left homeless, as well as to rebuild the damage.

The US Geological Survey has estimated that the scale of the damages may be up to $10 billion US dollars (£7.3 billion pounds). 

The United Kingdom is the second largest destination for Mexicans studying abroad. We have come to study and conduct world-leading research at the world's best universities and have developed deep and lasting friendships with our UK brothers and sisters. 

Yet, it is so painful for us to watch as our homes, families and friends struggle, while we are so far away. Thus, Mexican students in the United Kingdom have joined efforts to launch a wide crowdfunding campaign that may provide some assistance from abroad. We now invite you, dear colleagues, friends, neighbours to help us #RaiseMexico.

Who are we helping?

#RaiseMexico is an initiative to raise funds and direct them to the greatest number of people, in a completely transparent way and as quickly as possible. We will support the organizations that have more reach, are most reliable and help the most affected and vulnerable communities.

A percentage of the donations will go to the Disaster Fund of the Mexican Red Cross. One of the most respected and widely established charitable organisations in the country. Moreover, we will also support local organizations that will support reconstruction efforts.

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Thank you for your help donating and spreading the word!

#RiseMexico #FuerzaMéxico

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Sources of information: BBC, Channel 4, DW and El Pais

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  • Mexican Societies in the UK24 days ago
    Mexican Societies in the UK

    Mexican Societies in the UK

    24 days ago

    In just a couple of hours we have almost reached 20% of our target #RiseMexico #FuerzaMéxico #wecandoit !!!!

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  • Mexican Societies in the UKa month ago
    Mexican Societies in the UK

    Mexican Societies in the UK

    a month ago

    https://www.facebook.com/CulturaColectiv/videos/1788498051161101/?hc_ref=ARSdjjEsYBW-jodEXORLcPfn7fwJNkGJe8GhpMyc0m_u9FMmv6ajgbG5THykpgIYZVs

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  • Carmen Leon Himmelstine

    Carmen Leon Himmelstine

    Oct 16, 2017

    Donation from Sussex Mexico Solidarity collected during the opening of our photo exhibition 'Oaxaca'. Arriba Mexico!

    £268.00

  • Oxford community

    Oxford community

    Oct 16, 2017

    £196.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 15, 2017

    Best wishes with the funding!

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 14, 2017

  • Alcancía situada en el Instituto Francis Crick por Marco Ortiz

    Alcancía situada en el Instituto Francis Crick por Marco Ortiz

    Oct 14, 2017

    £87.64

  • Natalia

    Natalia

    Oct 14, 2017

    Keep up the good work. Greek thoughts are with you.

    £20.00

  • Mara Torres Pinedo

    Mara Torres Pinedo

    Oct 14, 2017

    Tequila Tasting Session (7/10/2017) UCL - Goodenough CollegeTequila & Mezcal bottle's Auction (5 bottles)£235

    £235.00

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