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A commitment to disaster preparation in Chile

December 7, 2009

   
 

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South America’s vulnerability to natural disasters is due in large part to the mountains that trace the length of Chile’s north-south border. In the Cordillera of the Andes, between Chile and Argentina, sits Mount Aconcagua at 6,959 meters, the highest volcano in the Western hemisphere.

In December of 2009, Habitat for Humanity Chile hosted a Disaster Response workshop, with facilitation by Habitat International Disaster Response director Mario Flores and Habitat Latin America and the Caribbean Disaster Response director Gerardo Soto.

Twenty-four members from each of the five regions where Habitat for Humanity Chile works attended the event.

The aim of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of Habitat Chile to respond effectively and efficiently to emergencies and natural disasters with solutions related to housing, human settlements and community development.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response program in Latin America and the Caribbean, please visit “In the face of disaster: Rebuilding lives and communities.”

Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Chile.