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Mexican Consulate, Red Cross Sign MOU to Help Colorado Residents

Mexican Consulate, Red Cross Sign MOU to Help Colorado Residents
The Red Cross is an invaluable partner thanks to its commitment to protect the life, health and safety of individuals regardless of their nationality, citizenship, religion, race or ethnicity.

The Mexican Consulate General in Denver and the American Red Cross of Colorado signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, Sept. 12, that will enable the agencies to increase their collaboration to provide assistance and services to Mexican citizens affected by disasters and emergencies in Colorado and Wyoming.

The Mexican Consulate General ensures the respect and protection of the fundamental human rights of Mexican migrants by taking action to prevent threats or harm to individuals and their interests, and by seeking partnerships with organizations and institutions that share this goal.

As an international humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross is an invaluable partner in this goal thanks to its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of disasters and emergencies and its commitment to protect the life, health and safety of individuals regardless of their nationality, citizenship, religion, race or ethnicity.

The agreement establishes a means of cooperation between the two agencies that will, among other things, make it possible to provide assistance and aid to Mexican populations affected by natural disasters or emergencies and enable the:

  • Exchange of information
  • Development of joint projects to assist the Mexican population in Colorado and Wyoming
  • Creation and development of bilingual Volunteer groups to support Consular and Red Cross assistance activities at shelters
  • Creation of informational materials and planning of events.
  • This agreement demonstrates the commitment of the Mexican government - via its foreign-based representatives such as those who work at the Consulate – to work collaboratively with well-known institutions like the Red Cross to deliver services and support to Mexicans living abroad.