Raíces Cubanas Association aids victims of wildfires in Chile

Santiago de Chile, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Raíces Cubanas Association of residents in Chile traveled to Valparaíso to aid the victims of wildfires which have to date left over 130 dead and thousands of homes ravaged.

The members worked in removing debris and also took supplies to the medical center set up by graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) at the Villa Independencia hood of the Achupallas district, in Viña del Mar.

Alongside Alemana and Quilpué villages, Independencia village has been one of the most-affected areas at the beginning of the month, considered the worst disaster in the country since the 2010 earthquake.

The Forensic Medical Service reported 133 deaths, 108 of them have been identified.

In the ravaged areas, work is being carried out to remove debris, a mission that should be completed by February 25.

Affected families will be able to take advantage of three temporary options: a rental voucher, emergency housing and hotel accommodation, where top-priority will be given to pregnant women and dependents.

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