Mexico sends aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
In solidarity with the American people, the government of Mexico sent aid today to support the population of Puerto Rico that was affected by Hurricane Maria last September.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) stressed that Mexico will deliver around 30 tons of bottled water and mosquito repellent suitable for children and adults, as well as supplies that are considered of urgent need for the affected population.
The Foreign Ministry said that a brigade from Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), specialists in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, will be sent to support the evaluation and mitigation of damages caused by the hurricane, as well as assist in efforts to regain electricity supply.
He noted that since the hurricane’s arrival, the Mexican consulate in San Juan has kept the Mexican community in Puerto Rico informed and has offered them diplomatic assistance.
At the moment, the Mexican representation in that city has helped 30 Mexicans who expressed their desire to leave the island, so work will continue in the coming days, if necessary with every Mexican who so requests, said the SRE.
Likewise, the Foreign Ministry stated that it will continue to send basic supplies to the staff of the Mexican consulate, which will allow them to continue their work of protection and support to the nationals. The Mexican government reiterated its condolences to families who suffered human and material losses as a result of this hurricane and expressed their solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico in the face of this natural disaster.