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Back to listDec 31, 2007

SGI Youth Support Relief Efforts in Flooded Tabasco State, Mexico


In December 2007, SGI-Mexico youth members organized relief activities in Tabasco State, Mexico. The area was suffering from the worst flooding in 50 years caused by torrential rains that hit southeastern Mexico in October. Even two months after the flooding, many were still affected by the disaster and living at an evacuation site.

SGI-Mexico youth collected and delivered supplies such as food, drinking water and blankets to 260 families in Monal Village in Tabasco. Antonio Monal, a State Red Cross representative, thanked the youth for their spontaneous efforts.

[Adapted from an article in the January 29, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]