Chile: Floods - May 2002
Most read reports
- UNEP: 2002: Natural disasters set to cost over $ 70 Billion. 29 Oct 2002
- IFRC: South America Region Appeal No. 01.51/2003. 18 Dec 2002
- WFP: WFP Emergency Report No. 22 of 2002. 31 May 2002
- WFP: WFP Emergency Report No. 23 of 2002. 7 Jun 2002
- ADRA: ADRA assists flood survivors in Chile. 28 Jun 2002
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Appeal No. 01.22/2002;
Appeal target: CHF 4,619,036;
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Appeal Target: CHF 4,619,036
Period covered: 1 April - 30 June 2002; last Programme Update (No. 1) issued 21 May 2002
The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal coverage: 47.2%
Related Appeals: 01.18/2002: Pan American Disaster Response Unit
Outstanding needs: 2,439,777
Agency distributing relief supplies to displaced families
This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target: CHF 3,500,000
Period covered: April - June 2002; Next report expected in October
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 40.8%
Related Appeals: N/A
Outstanding needs: CHF 2.2 million
Within the reporting period, the Federation continued pursuing its goal of enabling the capability to respond quickly, effectively and efficiently to disasters while guaranteeing a line of credit for new emergencies.
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 03 Jul 2002
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 28 Jun 2002
Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Chile continues to assist survivors of the worst floods to hit Chile since 1920.
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 21 Jun 2002
The heavy rains which pounded Chile from 3 to 5 June have caused extensive flooding which affected 200,000 people in both urban and rural areas. These were the most intense wind storms, rain and cold of the last 80 years in Chile. Some people took refuge in temporary shelters provided by the government but many in the poor districts remained in their homes despite dangers and diseases, for fear of losing belongings. They are not getting help from aid agencies.
Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 14 Jun 2002
La Cruz Roja Chilena, recibirá este viernes 12, a partir de las 12:00 horas en su centro de acopio de Avda. Seminario n=B0973 las =FAltimas ayudas para ir en socorro de los más de 60 mil damnificados que dejó como saldo el temporal que azotó a la zona central la semana pasada.
Resumen Nacional Estado de las Personas:
A pesar de que el mal tiempo le ha dado un pequeño respiro a las miles de familias damnificadas por las lluvias, la Cruz Roja Chilena continua su labor humanitaria en los sectores más perjudicados por el agua.
In early June, Chile was battered by winds and rain that led to the country's worst flooding in over 77 years. The capital city of Santiago was the hardest hit and received more rain over the course of several days than it normally receives all year. Over 50,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Tens of thousands of houses have been damaged or completely destroyed. Some houses collapsed trapping and killing people inside. The flooding has caused a number of other problems including electrical blackouts and washed out roads and bridges.
El fin de semana pasado, la filial Quinta Normal realizó diversos operativos, los que beneficiaron a más de 250 personas en lugares que sufrieron los efectos del temporal.
NOAA Climate Information Project
CHILE ( Flood )
OCHA reported that the worst rains in eighty years have affected the central part of Chile. Nine people died, and more than 41,000 people have been evacuated. Most affected are the regions of Valparaiso, Libertador General Bernando O'Higgins and the Metropolitan area. Over 171,000 people have been affected. Some 6,000 people are housed in shelters and 21,000 houses have been damaged.
by Patricio Cuevas - Communications Officer