After an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile, the MSF teams that have travelled through the affected areas are focusing their interventions on the most urgent needs: supporting health structures that are caring for large numbers of patients, re-establishing primary health care services, distributing basic necessities, and offering mental health assistance to the affected population.

MSF worked in Chile following the earthquake that struck the country in February 2010.

Natural Disasters

Earthquake in Chile: “Houses were literally swallowed by the tide”

Press Release 12 Mar 2010