Red Cross Seeks More Aid for Chile

The Red Cross hopes to raise USD12.9 million, double its original appeal of USD6.4 million, for quake-hit Chile, Agence France-Presse reports. The sum will be used to “provide more comprehensive assistance to a greater number of families,” the global relief agency said in a statement quoted by AFP. It will go toward delivering shelter as well as health and water and sanitation services to earthquake victims for one year.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.