Image: CRS Mexico staff wades through floodwaters in the Tabasco capital of Villahermosa. Photo by Erica Dahl-Bredine/CRS Mexico
CRS Mexico staff arrived in Tabasco on Saturday to help with relief and assess the level of need. According to reports, whole communities are still waterlogged and face the threat of mudslides and waterborne disease.
"As we flew into Villahermosa, the capital city of Tabasco, on Saturday evening, everything as far as the eye could see was underwater. Whole villages, farmland, almost everything," says Erica Dahl-Bredine, CRS Mexico country representative. "All over the city people are lined up outside of churches and government buildings waiting to receive food, water and blankets."
The $1 million pledged by CRS last week will help our partners, Caritas Mexicana and Caritas Tabasco, provide food, water, blankets and other basic emergency supplies to thousands of affected families. The agency has also dedicated $500,000 toward the floods that have devastated areas of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba this week.