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Chile Calls for Outside Aid as Devastation Sinks In

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/02/2010

Alexei Barrionuevo and Marc Lacey

"ANGOL, Chile Chile's government, after initially waving off outside aid, changed course Monday as the devastation from the powerful earthquake sank in and the nation's pressing needs became clear.

"With the desperation of many Chileans mounting, the United Nations said that the government had asked for generators, water filtration equipment and field hospitals, as well as experts to assess just how much damage was caused by Saturday's magnitude 8.8 quake, one of the largest ever measured.

"Everything is now moving, said Elisabeth Byrs, a spokeswoman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. We are looking immediately to match the needs."

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"Chile Calls for Outside Aid as Devastation Sinks In", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 06/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/chile-calls-for-outside-aid-as-devastation-sinks-in