AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief
Based in Talca, Chile, AMDA’s relief team is going to start a relief initiative for the families with infants in the coastal area of Constitucion in Maure region. The project is aimed at the maintenance of infant health which provides mobile health consultations along with the distribution of relief goods. The team will also conduct a survey in assessing the current health conditions of the infants.
Meanwhile, two nurses from AMDA Headquarters in Japan will leave for Santiago on Mar. 14th as AMDA’s second team of relief personnel. AMDA Peru will be sending one coordinator shortly in joining this mission.
As frequent aftershocks continue in Chile, fear and anxiety constantly reign over the people especially in the coastal areas. The aftershock in the scale of M 7.2 that happened on Mar. 11th marked the largest quake ever since the occurrence of the initial earthquake on Feb. 27th. Due to this aftershock, phone lines were cut and roads were closed for several hours which greatly affected people’s lives.