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International Medical Corps on the Ground in Chile, Following 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake
Date:3/1/2010

bout 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, at a depth of 22 miles.  It downed buildings and houses in Santiago, about 200 miles away.  According to CNN, the earthquake in Chile was more powerful than the 7.0-earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, killing at least 230,000. Chile is relatively well equipped to respond to natural disaster and had deployed teams to Haiti to assist.

International Medical Corps was on the ground in Haiti, treating patients, within 22 hours of that disaster. Today, teams are treating at least 1,500 patients a day throughout the earthquake-affected areas.

International Medical Corps' Emergency Response draws on 25 years experience in emergency settings, including last September's earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.  Donate to International Medical Corps by visiting www.imcworldwide.org.


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