The Mexican government has received donations worth close to a million dollars from multilateral banks. (Photo: Presidency)
The devastation caused by Hurricane Otis in Acapulco has led the government of Guerrero and the federal government of Mexico to issue a joint call to the civilian population and organizations, urging them to provide humanitarian assistance to the city at this critical time.
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Emphasis is placed on the need for all donations to be made through institutional channels, rather than venturing to bring supplies directly to the port, in order to guarantee security in the distribution of aid.
The situation in Acapulco is alarming, characterized by widespread looting in department and self-service stores, which has aggravated the already existing shortages of food, water and basic supplies. As a result, groups have been detected trying to loot the vehicles that transport this humanitarian aid.
The situation in Acapulco is alarming, characterized by widespread looting in department and self-service stores. (Photo: Presidency)
With the objective of optimizing assistance and effectively coordinating relief operations, the 35th military zone in Chilpancingo has been set up as a food collection and distribution center. From this location, the transportation of donations to Acapulco will be organized.
Despite the warnings and the recommendation not to venture to travel to Acapulco due to the risks involved, military and police personnel have been deployed at the access to the port to provide security to those who decide to travel with help. On social media, alerts have been issued about possible dangers for travelers, underscoring the importance of caution in this context.
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The Mexican Navy has already begun distributing food supplies in the most affected areas, providing armed escorts to guarantee the safety of trucks transporting humanitarian support. This focus on safety is crucial to ensuring that aid reaches those who need it most.
In addition, the Mexican government has received donations worth close to one million dollars from multilateral banks in support of the emergency caused by Hurricane Otis in Guerrero. The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) contributed 500 thousand dollars.
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On the other hand, the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) donated 250 thousand and 200 thousand dollars respectively. These resources have been allocated to humanitarian aid in affected areas, with a special focus on Acapulco.
In addition to donations, negotiations are being carried out with these banks to establish guarantee structures that increase the financing capacity of private companies. The purpose is to facilitate the reconstruction and recovery of Guerrero, with the support of international cooperation and development banks.