• Our Work

    Our presence in Chile has revolved primarily around emergency response, particularly the 2010 earthquake and tsunami. Our emergency shipments were followed by targeted assistance projects for rehabilitation and recovery of the health care system.

    Snapshot of Chile:

    Chile is one of the most economically stable countries in Latin America. Following its emergence from nearly two decades of authoritarian rule, it has also enjoyed political and social stability as well. Consistent economic policy has generated steady growth and greatly reduced poverty. With economic growth has come increased investment in health care.

  • Aid History

    Since 1989, AmeriCares has delivered over $17 million in medical aid and humanitarian assistance to Chile. In addition to earthquake relief, our efforts have included shipments of disaster preparedness supplies, antibiotics, children's medications and specialized medicines to treat people with hemophilia.

  • Emergency Response

    In February, 2010, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Chile, affecting 2 million people and leaving 9 percent of the population homeless and displaced. AmeriCares responded with emergency airlifts and shipments of medical and humanitarian aid, to help countless Chilean families in their time of greatest need.

    AmeriCares disaster shipments to Chile have included 11,500 pounds of medical supplies, including bandages and masks to protect against dust and debris; personal hygiene items to prevent infection and disease; as well as flashlights and water containers to carry safe drinking water. A second relief shipment included medicines, surgical supplies and disaster relief for survivors.

    After the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, AmeriCares continued its support, providing medical aid and assistance for health care rehabilitation efforts in the region.

    Our aid helped re-stock pharmacy shelves to fill resource gaps and provided critical medical equipment to many affected hospitals and clinics; restored regional maternal and child health services through its fully-equipped transitional field hospital; assisted thousands of displaced families by distributing basic hygiene supplies; and supported the rebuilding of community-based mental health centers for victims.

    Read more about our emergency response in Chile

Recent News from Chile

Chile

Chile earthquake: One Year Later. AmeriCares helping survivors in year following disaster, providing medical aid and assistance for health care rehabilitation efforts in the region.


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Families devastated by the 2010 Chile Earthquake can now receive maternal and child health care at an AmeriCares-supported field hospital. Read a new mother’s story.


Stamford, CT – In an effort to increase access to medicines and other vital relief supplies and support longer-term rebuilding, MetLife Foundation and MetLife in Chile (MetLife Chile Seguros de Vida S.A) have teamed up to support AmeriCares work in communities impacted by the February earthquake. Read more.


Our presence in Chile has revolved primarily around emergency response, particularly the 2010 earthquake and tsunami. Our emergency shipments were followed by targeted assistance projects for rehabilitation and recovery of the health care system.


Chile

AmeriCares is delivering, building and equipping a 50-bed transitional field hospital to provide maternal and child health services in Chile, as part of ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in February. Read More.


Chile

AmeriCares and Boeing delivered a shipment of medical aid and humanitarian relief to help earthquake survivors in Chile. Read more.


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In earthquake-ravaged Chile, hundreds of people have been confirmed dead and 2 million men, women and children have been affected by the disaster. Learn more.


AmeriCares is sending an emergency response team and donating medical aid to help provide earthquake disaster relief in Chile. Learn more and give a contribution.