Mexico - €1 million
Following the uprising in 1994, a large number of people in the Chiapas region of Mexico are still displaced. A significant proportion of those who have returned home also have continuing urgent nutritional and health needs. Many communities have little or no running water and preventable illnesses are widespread.
The ECHO funding is being used to provide food rations, medical and communities services to approximately 30,000 vulnerable people in Chiapas. The decision also has a component for training in sustainable farming methods.