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02 Oct 2009 description

Summary: CHF 220,000 (USD 209,523 or EUR 135,218) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9 June 2008 to support the Chilean Red Cross (CRC) in delivering emergency relief assistance to 4,000 beneficiaries.

A detailed assessment showed that most of the affected population's emergency needs had been met by the Chilean government.

27 May 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08

In brief

Programme purpose: Support the ten National Societies in the South American Region to effectively operationalize the Inter American Plan 2007 - 2011.

Programme summary:

2008 was a transition year for the Federation Secretariat in South America.

01 Jan 2009 description

Executive summary

The five countries of the Southern Cone - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay - are highly exposed to a combination of factors such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, droughts, health emergencies, densely populated urban areas, political instability and internal disturbances that exacerbate the vulnerabilities of large poor and marginalized populations.

01 Jan 2009 description

Executive summary

The five countries of the Andean Region - Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela - are highly exposed to a combination of factors such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, droughts, health emergencies, densely populated urban areas, political instability and internal disturbances that exacerbate the vulnerabilities of large poor and marginalized populations.

31 Jul 2008 description

Glide No. FL-2008-000069-CHL

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

09 Jun 2008 description
Glide No. FL-2008-000069-CHL

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

28 May 2008 description

Radarsat/Spot-5 image of Licanten municipality
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 10m/pixel (Spot-5), 12.5m/pixel (Radarsat-1) resolution.
Acquired: 10/12/2006 (Spot-5), 28/05/2008 (Radarsat-1)
Merge of a SPOT natural colour image over an ALOS/PALSAR Image over the municipality of Licanten, Chile.
Credit: Copyright CSA 2008, Copyright CNES 2008
Image processing, map created 28/05/2008 by INA.

28 May 2008 description

Composite Spot-5/Radarsat image
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 10m/pixel (Spot-5), 12.5m/pixel (Radarsat-1) resolution.
Acquired: 10/12/2006 (Spot-5), 28/05/2008 (Radarsat-1)
Spot-5 natural colour image over an ALOS/PALSAR image, zoom over the municipality of Licanten, Chile.
Credit: Copyright CSA 2008, Copyright CNES 2008
Image processing, map created 28/05/2008 by INA.

28 May 2008 description

Composite Spot-5/Radarsat image
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 10m/pixel (Spot-5), 12.5m/pixel (Radarsat-1) resolution.
Acquired: 10/12/2006 (Spot-5), 28/05/2008 (Radarsat-1)
Spot-5 natural colour image over an ALOS/PALSAR image, zoom over the municipality of Huale, Chile.
Credit: Copyright CSA 2008, Copyright CNES 2008
Image processing, map created 28/05/2008 by INA.

27 May 2008 description

Alos-Palsar image, Maule municipality
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 100m/pixel (ALOS Palsar) resolution.
Acquired: 26/05/2008
ALOS/PALSAR Mosaic Image of Maule manicipality. Flood Zone post-disaster image.
Credit: Copyright JAXA 2008, Copyright CNES 2008
Image processing, map created 27/05/2008 by INA.

27 May 2008 description

Alos-Palsar mosaic image
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 100m/pixel (ALOS Palsar) resolution.
Acquired: 26/05/2008
ALOS/PALSAR Mosaic Image. Flood Zone pre-disaster image.
Credit: Copyright JAXA, METI, 2008
Image processing, map created 27/05/2008 by INA.

27 May 2008 description

Alos-Palsar mosaic image
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 100m/pixel (ALOS Palsar) resolution.
Acquired: 26/05/2008
ALOS/PALSAR Mosaic Image. Flood Zone pre-disaster image.
Credit: Copyright JAXA, METI, 2008
Image processing, map created 27/05/2008 by INA.

27 May 2008 description

Merged image, Alos-Palsar, Spot
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 10m/pixel (Spot), 100m/pixel (ALOS Palsar) resolution.
Acquired: 25/05/2008 (Spot), 25/05/2008 (ALOS Palsar)
Merge of a SPOT natural colour image over an ALOS/PALSAR Image over the municipality of Licanten, Chile.
Credit: Copyright JAXA 2008, Copyright CNES 2008
Image processing, map created 27/05/2008 by INA.

27 May 2008 description

Alos-Palsar image, Maule municipality
Source: ALOS; SPOT, 100m/pixel (ALOS Palsar) resolution.
Acquired: 04/10/2008
ALOS/PALSAR Mosaic Image of Maule manicipality. Flood Zone pre-disaster image.
Credit: Copyright JAXA 2008, Copyright CNES 2008
Image processing, map created 27/05/2008 by INA.

23 May 2008 description

Fuertes lluvias, vientos e inundaciones vienen afectando la parte central de Chile desde el 20 de mayo. Las áreas más afectadas son Maule, Bio Bio, Araucanía, y Los Ríos (ver mapa).


23 May 2008 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Antonio de la Jara

SANTIAGO, May 23 (Reuters) - Heavy rains and flooding that killed five people and displaced thousands in south-central Chile have collapsed road and rail bridges, closed the world's largest underground copper mine and left many in the capital without drinking water, the government said on Friday.

Many schools remained closed in Santiago and elsewhere after floodwaters churned up sediment at water treatment plants, while several rivers …

22 May 2008 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Antonio de la Jara

SANTIAGO, May 22 (Reuters) - Heavy rains and flooding have killed five people and forced about 13,000 from their homes in south-central Chile, some evacuated after rivers swelled and burst their banks, the government said on Thursday.

Two died in landslides, one was struck by a boulder and another was hit by a falling tree.