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Women cry next to a destroyed building in Talca some 186 miles south of Santiago February 27, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero, courtesy alertnet.org

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on 27 February. Oxfam is planning a three-month response focusing on hygiene distribution and promotion, as well as advising government institutions on water and sanitation.

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Oxfam's assessment of the damage of Saturday's earthquake to the south of Chile is now well underway. Our team of logisticians and water engineers split in two and headed for two locations – Constitución and Concepcion.

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A policeman inspects debris on the coast close to the epicenter of an earthquake that generated waves flooding many towns to the north and south, in Pelluhue,   Chile, February 28, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero, courtesy www.alertnet.org

Oxfam's team of humanitarian workers arrived in Santiago during the early hours of Tuesday morning spearheading the aid agency’s response to Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Oxfam is also looking into how to send basic emergency supplies from its Bolivia stock to Chile.

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Oxfam is today sending a team of water engineers and logisticians from Colombia and senior humanitarian staff from its center in Mexico in response to the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile today.

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More than 2,000 Latin American indigenous people will meet to discuss and debate their proposals to defend their right to land on May 27-31 in Puno, Peru for a series of three summits.

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FRUSAN: checking the plums for blemishes, cracks, ripeness etc. Credit: Toby Adamson/Oxfam

Chile has seen an overall growth in its economy but behind this success story, there are some heavy costs. Regional trade agreements have thrown the workers further into poverty.

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