Chile

Wildfires DREF operation n° MDRCL008

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The Chilean government has issued warnings in the regions of Biobío, Maule, La Araucanía and Magallanes due to the spreading of wildfires. As of 6 January, 254 homes had been destroyed by the fires, leaving 1,082 people homeless.

As the Chilean government continues working to contain the fires and to provide transitional and permanent housing to the affected population, the National Society will assist the affected families with essential relief items, access to safe water and first aid care and psychosocial support.