Those following the aftermath of the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile know that the dilemma is far from resolved. Several powerful aftershocks and the likelihood of additional tidal waves are prolonging the danger of the quake for Chileans. Moreover, President Michelle Bachelet has predicted that the death toll will exceed the official figure of 800, and many victims have been searching for missing persons in the rubble.
Thankfully, many families have been found within the last few days, but the death count still remains ambiguous at best. The Latin Americanist, an English-language forum, and Datéate, a Chilean blog, suggest ways to help victims of the recent quake.
By Nicole Cata, Policy Intern