On 24th March unprecedented heavy rain struck in the Northern Chile desert region, and this fatal damages has affected up to 30,000 people, including 26 deaths, 85 persons missing. (UNOCHA, 14/04/2015)
To response the devastating disaster, Good Neighbors International (GNI) immediately dispatched the emergency relief team to Atacama, one of the most severely damaged area, for assessing damage and humanitarian needs. Upon its assessment and the national official report GNI found the urgent needs in WASH in Diego Almagro Municipality and distributed 2,500 hygiene kits, equivalent USD 30,000, in this area. This emergency relief project was implemented in cooperation with Recoleta municipality government.
GNI is an international humanitarian and development organization. It has made great strides in its mission by providing people around the world with a better quality of life since its establishment in Korea, 1991. GNI was granted General Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC in 1996 and acknowledged its contribution and granted the “MDGs Award’ in 2007.