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Mexico did not give aid to Harvey disaster victims

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Local residents grieve the loss of loved ones in Juchitan, one of the municipalities worst hit by the 8.1 magnitude earthquake. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty ImagesLocal residents grieve the loss of loved ones in Juchitan, one of the municipalities worst hit by the 8.1 magnitude earthquake. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

News24xx.com - Mexico withdrew its offer to help Harvey Storm victims in Texas, arguing they shifted aid to the quake-stricken southern Mexican state last week.

When heavy rains hit Houston in late August, Mexico offered food aid, generators, medical staff to help victims of a typhoon that hit Texas, on Monday, the foreign ministry said the aid was needed for themselves after the earthquake hit Friday.

Mexico announced three days of mourning after the devastating earthquake. Assistance has arrived in some of the affected areas, especially the Juchitán municipality in Isthmus Tehuantepec. Local media reported that survivors in some marginalized areas are still waiting for help to arrive.

"With this situation, the Mexican government will channel all the logistical support available to serve affected families and communities in their region," the foreign ministry statement said by The Guardian

The Governor of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat told local media in Mexico that about 12,000 houses had been damaged. Residents in some cities are sleeping on the streets, afraid to enter their homes because more than 1,000 aftershocks rocked the area.

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