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International cooperation to fight wildfires

Friday, February 10th 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that, as of Friday February 10th, there are about 600 people, including experts, brigadiers, firefighters and other specialists from abroad, deployed in the areas affected by the fires. This number will rise to around 800 in the coming days. In addition, equipment and logistical and financial support material has arrived from different countries.

Chile has received international cooperation from Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, United States, Israel, Japan, Mexico and Venezuela.  In addition, aid from France and Portugal is about to arrive in Chile, along with new contributions from Brazil and Spain. Additional aid from various countries and organisations is expected in the coming days and will be reported in due course.

It is important to note that international cooperation has been coordinated thanks to the work of embassies, consulates, missions abroad, and the efforts of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, we have worked collaboratively with the National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (SENAPRED) and CONAF, together with the other ministries involved in the response to this tragic situation affecting our country.

Chile is deeply grateful for the prompt and efficient assistance sent by the different countries, which will contribute to respond to the emergency and support the difficult moment that thousands of people are going through.