World Vision is deeply concerned about the impact of recent back-to-back earthquakes in Mexico. We are distributing emergency food, hygiene products, and medical supplies, to meet the needs of affected families. We are also working to ensure that affected children are secure and supported in child-friendly spaces.
For Canadians who want to make inquiries about how to help and the status of their sponsored children, please call toll-free 1-888-524-1112. For more information about our Mexico earthquake relief efforts, visit: http://www.worldvision.ca/stories/disaster-relief/earthquake-in-mexico-updates-and-facts
Recently World Vision reported that, in some states, the malnutrition levels of children in Mexico was as high as 36.4 per cent. Limited access to clean water is a major cause of malnutrition because of the relationship between health and nutrition—as when sick children lose their appetite or their capacity to absorb nutrients. We address this issue by providing rainwater collection tanks, improving sanitation and infrastructure and promoting nutritious vegetable gardens.
Mexico has progressive child rights laws in place but implementation is always a challenge. We work to empower children and youths networks, giving them a voice to influence decisions at community, state and national levels.