Chile/s Earthquake: Six Months Later - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Chile/s Earthquake: Six Months Later
27 AUGUST 2010

On February 27, 2010, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook central Chile for nearly 90 seconds

A powerful tsunami followed, wiping out entire neighborhoods and affecting some two million people – more than 10 per cent of the country’s population. UNICEF and its partners have been working with the Chilean Government to meet the basic needs of children and families. UNICEF launched a public education campaign to protect children who are suffering from the trauma of the earthquake, and have trained child-care professionals and educators to work with children experiencing post-disaster stress.

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