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Chile: Floods DREF operation No. MDRCL004 Final Report

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. Therefore, the CRC, with the support of the International Federation, revised the plan of action that contemplated reaching 800 families to assist 225 families by implementing a cash distribution programme.

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Argentina + 7 others
South America Appeal No. MAA46001 Annual Report 2008-2009

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. After the establishment of the Zone office, the Regional Representation for South America reduced its personnel to 16, revised budgets and plans in line with adjusted capacities and support, and implemented the decision to create a second Regional Representation

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Argentina + 7 others
Andrean Region, South America: Plan 2009-2010 (MAA46001)

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. This situation, combined by high levels of inequity and lack of access to basic services, makes communities more vulnerable and sets a major humanitarian challenge, which is addressed

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Argentina + 4 others
Southern Cone, South America: Plan 2009-2010 (MAA46002)

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. This situation, combined by high levels of inequity and lack of access to basic services, makes communities more vulnerable and sets a major humanitarian challenge, which is addressed

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Chile: Floods DREF operation No. MDRCL004 Update No.1

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

Period covered by this update: 9 June to 9 July, 2008.

Summary

CHF 220,000 (USD 209,523 or EUR 135,218)

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Chile: Floods DREF operation No. MDRCL004

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. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

CHF 220,000 (USD 209,523 or EUR 135,218) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund

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Chile: Huale y Las Higueras - Situación 28 Mayo 2008

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.
Origin notes:
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Chile: Localidad de Licantén - Situación 28 Mayo 2008

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.
Origin notes:
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Chile: Comuna Licanten Río Mataquito - Situacion Pos Inundacion (28 de Mayo de 2008)

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.
Origin notes:
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Chile - Comuna de Maule - Situación Pre Inundación - Fecha: 10 Abril 2008

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.
Origin notes:
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Chile Inundaciones 2008 Comuna de Lincaten - Imagen de Fusion SPOT color 10m 10dic06 y ALOS/PALSAR 26may08

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.
Origin notes:
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Chile - Inundaciones - Mosaico Situacion Pos Inundacion al 26 Mayo 2008

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.
Origin notes:
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Chile - Inundaciones - Mosaico Situacion Pos Inundacion al 10 Abril 2008

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.
Origin notes:
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Chile - Comuna de Maule - Situación Pos Inundación - Fecha: 26 Mayo 2008

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.
Origin notes:
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Floods displace 15,000 in Chile, shut giant mine

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 burst their banks farther south, deluging thousands of homes.

'More than seven rivers have overflowed,'

Reuters - AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Chile - Inundaciones: Informe OPS, 17- 23 Mayo 2008

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).



La Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior (ONEMI) reporta que hay 14.000 personales afectadas y aproximadamente 500 se encuentran en albergues. Se ha declarado una alerta amarilla desde Valparaíso hasta Puerto Montt.

ONEMI y otras autoridades locales están

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Chile: Ministro de Obras Públicas realiza evaluación en ONEMI

Informe N=B0 306

La Directora de ONEMI, Carmen Fernández, informó que, de acuerdo al =FAltimo informe de situación por sistema frontal, a nivel nacional, el n=FAmero de personas damnificadas alcanza a cerca de 13 mil personas, correspondiendo la mayor afectación a las Regiones del Maule y Bío-Bío, las mayormente impactadas por la sucesión de los sistemas frontales, con un total de 4.997 y 7.886 personas, respectivamente.

La autoridad dio a conocer este reporte al Ministro de Obras P=FAblicas, Sergio Bitar, quien concurrió a ONEMI para