In September 2017, two major earthquakes (8.2 and 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale) hit Mexico causing extensive damages, particularly in the States of Mexico, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Puebla, Morelos, Guerrero, and Mexico City. About 2.3 million people were directly affected by both earthquakes and suffered damages or even lost their homes. And young people account for approximately 30% of the total affected population.
In this emergency context, adolescents and young people are particularly vulnerable to human rights violations. Adolescent and youth friendly spaces have been severely damaged or taken as shelters by local authorities, leaving them with no space for interaction or entertainment during the crisis. And, adolescents and young people in emergency or humanitarian settings may be tempted or forced to conduct violent actions and may be exposed to sexual violence and gender-based violence.
UNFPA is enabling safe spaces for youth where they can receive training and share their innovative ideas on how to build back better their communities is essential for acquiring the necessary tools to become agents of change.
You can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. For every photo donated to UNFPA Mexico, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. has donated $1 to that cause. Photo donations to UNFPA Mexico ended February 28, 2018. UNFPA Mexico will receive a minimum donation of $30,000.
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