About 2.5 million Mexicans are in need of aid after last week’s massive quake, leading the foreign ministry to withdraw its offer to US hurricane victims

Mexico has withdrawn its offer to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, saying it needed to redirect resources to its own southern states which are still reeling from last week’s massive earthquake.

As torrential rains lashed Houston in late August, Mexico offered to send food, generators, medical staff and mobile kitchens to help hurricane victims, but on Monday, the foreign ministry said that the aid was needed at home after Friday’s quake.

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