Resilience in the face of natural catastrophesNext Stop Mexico - Part. 1 Move the world forward
After the first quake, engineers from the Mexican army– the much trusted and de facto first responders in case of large-scale catastrophes – came to appraise the extent of the damages, building by building: which ones were destroyed and which were still standing but deemed structurally unsound.
Ingrid emphasized the importance of making the local population participative in the reconstruction of their homes and their lives. In the past, government handouts created a form of dependency that both the NGO and AXA have been trying to counterpart.