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03 Jun 2009 description

Glide No. FL-2008-000155-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 Red Crescent response to emergencies.

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.

07 May 2009 description
report Government of Chile

La Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio del Interior dispuso alerta temprana preventiva a contar de hoy jueves 7 del presente, desde la Región del Libertador Bdo.O=B4Higgins a Los Lagos, por precipitaciones que se pronostican para la zona centro sur y que, a partir de los próximos días, avanzarán hacia el norte, hasta la Región de O'Higgins.

Las precipitaciones previstas para la Zona Centro serán de normales a moderadas desde O'Higgins al sur; la Zona Sur, desde el sector sur de la Región de La Araucanía, con montos normales a moderados en Los Ríos y en Los Lagos, …

14 Apr 2009 description

CHILE: FLOOD RECOVERY

In September, 2008, heavy rains and floods damaged hundreds of homes and farming communities, affecting 300 families in Mapuches, southern Chile. Homes and vegetable gardens were completely destroyed along with several small animal farms.

UMCOR responded with an emergency grant to help Obra Rural Methodist Church provide relief to the affected families. The families received food, clothes, medicine and seeds as well as love and support from church staff.

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.

03 Nov 2008 description
report Government of Chile

De acuerdo a lo programado por el Comité Regional de Protección Civil y Emergencia, mañana martes 04 de Noviembre, se llevará a efecto el ejercicio de evacuación de tsunami, que será operativizado por el Sistema Local de Alerta Temprana de Tsunami (SLAT), integrado por las distintas organizaciones del sector p=FAblico, privado, Fuerzas Armadas, Carabineros, y del voluntariado.

La información fue entregada por el Director Regional de ONEMI Tarapacá, Luigi Ciocca, quien señaló que "esta actividad forma parte del plan de seguridad p=FAblica del gobierno regional, para coordinar la …

02 Oct 2008 description

Glide No. FL-2008-000155-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 September to 18 September, 2008.

26 Sep 2008 description
report Cruz Roja Chilena

Amanece en Puerto Saavedra, unos tímidos rayos de sol entibian el ambiente.

15 Sep 2008 description

Silver Spring, Maryland--Record-setting rains caused widespread flooding in the Araucania region, 400 miles (700 km) south of Santiago in early September, killing at least eight people, damaging 10,000 homes, inundating 200,000 hectares of fertile farmlands, and affecting 23,000 residents. In response, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will distribute emergency kits stocked with food, bedding, and charcoal to approximately 2,000 people.

"The effects of this disaster are incredible," said Milton Alaña, country director for ADRA Chile.

11 Sep 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 30/06/08

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: From the beginning of 2008, the Regional Representation (RR) for South America, based in Lima has worked with the Americas Zone Office to implement the New Operating Model (NOM), which will bring new opportunities through new ways of working. The process of designing the suitable and sustainable implementation of the NOM in the Americas was enhanced by the …

09 Sep 2008 description

Glide No. FL-2008-000155-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.

04 Sep 2008 description
report Government of Chile

La Secretaria de Estado recorrerá las comunas de Galvarino, Carahue y Lumaco para dar a conocer las acciones que activará su cartera para hacer frente a las fuertes precipitaciones que han afectado a la zona.

La Ministra de Agricultura, Marigen Hornkohl, llegó a Temuco para coordinar en terreno las medidas adoptadas tras la declaración de emergencia agrícola en 32 comunas de la Región de La Araucanía, debido al frente de mal tiempo que afecta a esta zona de nuestro país.

La Secretaria de Estado se reunió con las autoridades locales y con los jefes de los servicios del Agro que …

04 Sep 2008 description
report Government of Chile

El Ministro Secretario General de Gobierno, Francisco Vidal, anunció que el Subsecretario del Interior, Felipe Harboe, se hará cargo de cómo se implementa y aplica la ayuda en la zona de emergencia por el =FAltimo temporal, en la región de La Araucanía.

04 Sep 2008 description
report Government of Chile

La Mandataria señaló que los daños ocasionados por el =FAltimo temporal en el sur del país constituyen "una emergencia de tremendas dimensiones, que a=FAn no logramos visualizar completamente", por lo que dispuso la presencia en terreno de la ministra de Agricultura y algunos subsecretarios, para tomar medidas en materia agrícola y de vivienda. "La primera tarea es salvar la vida de las personas y lo segundo es diseñar las acciones de corto, mediano y largo plazo que permitan ir en apoyo de los 23 mil damnificados", explicó.

En la inauguración del Seminario …

02 Sep 2008 description

Santiago_(dpa) _ Over 12,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in southern Chile due to a chain of storms and heavy rain that is thought to be the worst in 40 years in the area.

A further 10,000 people were left isolated in the Araucania Region alone.