The document provides a overlook of risk conditions in Chile, taking into account threats, vulnerabilities and capacities in the country today,since it is an updated version of the first country document, “Analysis of risk conditions in Chile”, prepared in 2010.
The analysis includes progress achieved in the country to date, and contributions and visions of the following institutions: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Sub-department for Regional and Administrative Development, Universidad de Concepción, Universidad de Chile, the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy – SHOA, the Chile Scouts Association, Visión Mundial, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of the Environment, Universidad de Chile Seismological Service, Santiago Municipal Government, USAID/OFDA, Chilean Association for the United Nations, Pastoral Social Caritas, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, the team from the Early Warning and Civil Protection Centre at the National Emergency Office (ONEMI), and ONEMI representatives from the Santiago Metropolitan Region and Coquimbo Region.
In the words of Camilo Grez, head of the ONEMI Civil Protection Department, “this document represents a fundamental reference for coming projects that seek to contribute to disaster risk reduction in Chile”.
In late 2012, the document was in press - it will be distributed to public institutions, NGOs, and cooperation agencies that implement disaster risk reduction projects in Chile.
Read the full document (in Spanish) here.