Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Chile in Response to the Forest Fires
On February 10, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Chile, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods (PPE for firefighting, fire extinguishing equipment, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Republic of Chile in response to the damages caused by the forest fires.
In light of the humanitarian perspective and the friendly relationship between the two countries, Japan has decided to provide this emergency assistance to the Republic of Chile to support people affected by the forest fires.
The forest fires in Central and Southern regions (mainly in Maule, Ñuble, Biobío, and La Araucanía) in the Republic of Chile have caused extensive damages in February this year, resulting in a large number of those affected including the loss of lives and significant physical damages. According to the Government of the Republic of Chile, 24 people died, 5,557 were injured, and 748 were replaced. In addition, 1,205 houses were destroyed, 5,599 houses were damaged, and approximately 287,000 hectares were burned (as of February 9).