Posts Tagged Chile

Responding to the Fire in Valparaíso, Chile

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team is preparing a shipment for its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile to help people affected by a forest fire that spread through the port city of Valparaíso. The fire has killed 15 people, destroyed at least 2,000 homes, and forced thousands to evacuate. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that […]

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Responding to the 8.2 Earthquake in Chile

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is in touch with its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country’s northern coast Tuesday evening, killing six people. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that helps disadvantaged people in communities throughout the country. More than 900,000 people were evacuated from Chile’s […]

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Steven Colon, President of FEDES discusses Chile’s 8.8 earthquake

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Two years ago today, Chile suffered a devastating 8.8 earthquake. Direct Relief partner Steven Colon of FEDES works with the poor to make sure they get access to health care and education. On his recent visit to Direct Relief’s warehouse, he shared some of his thoughts, challenges and thanks to everyone who helps make his work possible.

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Chile Earthquake: One Year Later

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The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010 was the fifth largest in the world since 1900. It left 500 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people homeless. To help people injured in and affected by the quake, Direct Relief has provided approximately $620,500 (wholesale) worth of medical and surgical supplies, nutritional products, personal care items, and blankets […]

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Reaching Out to Partners in Chile Following Earthquake Today

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team is reaching out to the organization’s partners in Chile to offer assistance following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake there today. Initial news reports indicate that the quake, centered about 370 miles south-southwest of Santiago, has caused no injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning has been issued. The organization is contacting partners it collaborated with during the […]

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More Than $165,000 in Needed Aid Delivered to Chile

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Maximizing its partnerships with corporations, nongovernmental, and governmental organizations, Direct Relief continues to supply needed materials to Chile to help people affected by the recent earthquake. Direct Relief has facilitated a large shipment of more than 48,000 bottles of nutritional products, including oral rehydration solutions and adult nutritionals, donated by Abbott affiliates in Chile and Ecuador for distribution to a hospitals, clinics, […]

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