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4 million without water in deadly Chile floods

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WATER SHORTAGE. No water flows from a faucet during a drinking water supply cut in Santiago, Chile on February 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

The Maipo river, which supplies most homes in Chile’s capital Santiago, gets contaminated by mudslides and rubble

SANTIAGO, Chile (Feb. 27, 2017) — Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed 4 and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to 4 million people in the capital, authorities said. Continue reading 4 million without water in deadly Chile floods

Women’s ‘dignity kits’ now mandatory during disasters

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WOMEN DURING DISASTERS. Despite the roles women play in households, they are usually left out of disaster prevention programs. Photo by Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com
The ‘dignity kit’ contains women’s personal care items such as toiletries, undergarments, sanitary napkins, and a malong

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2016) — “Dignity kits” containing basic personal care items for women will soon be distributed in times of disasters and emergencies, according to new government regulations.

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