Mayela Sánchez, GPJ Mexico
Following a 7.1-magnitude Sept. 19 earthquake in central Mexico, residents like Lorena Álvarez, 39, of San Gregorio Atlapulco, Xochimilco, are forced to rely on water from tankers to meet basic needs until repairs can be made. Her neighborhood, which is still without basic infrastructure, is on the southern extreme of the Mexico City metropolitan area. The quake, one of a series in Mexico, damaged the hydraulic infrastructure that supplies this community. Tankers from the Mexican military and other aid groups arrived three days after the temblor to supply emergency stores of clean water.