UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes Louis-Georges Arsenault discusses UNICEF's response to Chile's earthquake.
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Narrator: UNICEF Director of Emergency Programs Louis Georges Arsenault discusses Chile’s needs in the wake of last weekend’s earthquake, one of the largest in history.
Louis Georges Arsenault: It’s very much related to the capacity to have mobile hospitals, communication systems, expertise in assessing infrastructure after the shocks and to be able to assess on the other scheme of things regarding rebuilding the infrastructure. On the social side, the government has the capacity to take care of its people and they have been very clear about this. There are areas where we are looking at the possibilities for UNICEF on the protection specially and maybe also water purification tablets or systems but for the time being, it’s this and there is no formal request for an appeal, UNICEF is not going to ask an appeal and the UN, not the UN for the time being until or unless the situation aggravate very much with more assessments coming forward but for the time being it’s very clear, we’re not moving forward in assessment but we’re -- the right people to support UNICEF globally on fundraising which could also be diverted to Chile if need be.
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