The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $200,000 technical cooperation to support humanitarian assistance for Chileans as the country battles massive forest fires.
The aid will help meet the essential needs of those affected by the blazes, deliver relief supplies, and facilitate transportation to disaster areas. The assistance is channeled through a Bank mechanism for providing immediate humanitarian assistance in response to natural disasters.
The infernos in Chile have already consumed over one million acres this year in the Ñuble, Biobío, and Araucanía regions. They have killed 24 people and destroyed 1,500 homes, leaving approximately 6,000 people homeless.
The IDB is committed to Chile and Chileans and stands in solidarity with the victims' families and all those directly and indirectly affected by this disaster.
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