Chile

Chile: Flash Floods – Northern Region Overall Situation as of 12 April 2015

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KEY POINTS ON THE RESPONSE

  • Humanitarian Assistance and removal of mud and rehabilitation of water and sewage systems is a priority.

  • Environmental and sanitation situation is critical due to extension of damage. (200 kilometers of sewage pipelines are covered by mud)

  • Some 2.400 tons of humanitarian aid distributed by national authority (ONEMI).

  • Vaccination campaigns have been provided to priority groups against DT, hepatitis, influenza and tetanus.

  • Livelihood program has been started encouraging population to work on rehabilitation operations.

  • Schools are being used as shelters. Some children received educational support while classes have no dates to start. Approximately 40,000 children have no classes in the region of Atacama.

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