MSF sends teams to Chile to evaluate the situation after today’s earthquake

MSF staff from Argentina and other parts of Latin America should start arriving this evening in Santiago of Chile to assess the needs of the population.

The medical-humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is sending an exploratory team to assess the needs of the victims after an earthquake of 8.8 magnitude struck Chile early Saturday morning, causing serious damages in several areas of the country.

The MSF team including a doctor, a nurse and logisticians coming from Argentina, Bolivia and Panama, is being deployed to Chile in order to better evaluate the needs of the population. The team from Argentina –composed of a doctor, a logistician and a nurse- should arrive tonight to the capital of the country, Santiago of Chile, crossing through the neighboring argentine province of Mendoza.

For the moment, MSF doesn’t have further direct information of the current situation in the most affected areas, but a staff member of MSF is already in Santiago and compiling information.