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Federica Arcidiaco

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D.A.o.W Introduction What are short and long-term needs of Chile? D.A.O.W is an aid organization that helps countries that have been hit by any kind of natural disaster. A natural disaster is a disaster that is made by nature, a natural disaster can be: a tsunami, an earthquake, a hurricane, a tornado and other disasters. A natural disaster is not: a terrorism attack or a war because these have been made by humans that is why they are named man-made disasters. D.A.O.W stands for Disaster Aid Organization Worldwide. D.A.O.W has an office in every country in the world (mostly in the capitals.) This prezi presentation is about the earthquake in Chile.

In Chile on the 27 of February 2010 a powerful 8.8 earthquake occured. Here are 7 key questions and their answers and also a little information that D.A.O.W used for their reaserch: Here D.A.O.W filled in some sheets just for a fun activity in their Unit time and then they just left it there. When they discovered that they couldn't answer this question, they dug desperatly through their activities hoping to find the answer and guess what, they did! It was exactly that activity paper that put them back on track. D.A.O.W made this graph to show the answer: Food

Recovering from emotional trauma

Repairing water and electricity and supplies

Mapping potential threats and vulnerable areas

Repairing roads, schools and public buildings

Emergency commiunication equipment

Preventing preassures on the environment

Improving people's incomes and savings

Shelter Medical aid

Identipfying people at-risk

Search and rescue teams




Hospital repairs

First aid equipment

Emergency communication equipment What causes Chile to be at-risk? D.A.O.W researched a lot about Chile before doing anything. Suddenly among all their research they came up with something astonishing that they didn’t know anything about before: the 2007 earthquake in Chile. They came up with something particular: Chile’s earthquakes are always extremely powerful. From D.A.O.W’s research there has been a 7.7 earthquake that occurred on November 2007. Now a February 2010 (8.8) hit Chile.
D.A.O.W is extremely aware about what causes Chile at-risk and they are trying to do something about it. Here are the dangers that causes Chile to be at-risk:

Broken buildings, caused by the earthquake
Tsunami caused by the earthquake that partly hit in the water
People under houses, People under ruins that have not yet been found
Roads that have been destroyed, road transport block
Destroyed bridges, blocked rivers (by bridge ruins)
Dead animals, could bring serious diseases to the people
How did the earthquake in Chile affect people? D.A.O.W didn’t stop with Chile’s risks, they dug deeper to arrive at the question “How did the earthquake in Chile affect people?” Here is a paragraph about D.A.O.W’s research:

Thousands of houses collapsed. The earthquake happened in the middle of the night causing more victims since the people didn’t have time to realize what was going on. The earthquake occurred near the capital, Santiago, causing major disaster. A couple of days later a small tsunami hit the costs (the tsunami was caused by the vibrations caused by the earthquake.)
How do other organizations help with basic needs? D.A.O.W, as you might already know, does a huge amount of research before acting. A part of the research was about “How do other aid organizations help with basic needs?” Here are their research results:

Unicef is helping with Education, Health care, Hygiene, nutrition and emergency relief.
Red Cross is helping with Bringing survival kits to cure victims.
World Vision is helping with helping children that have lost their homes or children of which their family can’t afford to buy or take care of them (Sponsor a child.)
Samaritan’s Feet is helping with giving shoes to needy children/people
Free the children is an organization of children who help other children with education.

Red Cross helps by bringing survival kits, here is example of what they put inside:

Ex. For 130,000 people:

Kitchen sets
Hygiene kits
Water containers
Mosquito nets
3,000,000 pre-packaged meals to the UN: World Food Program
More than 1 million water-purification sachets
17 million liters of water for 300,000 people per day.
What steps are involved with doctors without borders D.A.O.W is definitely interested in medical care. D.A.O.W started researching Doctors Without Borders. They had only 2 questions but they answered those 2 anyways.
As soon as a natural disaster occurs Doctors Without Borders immediately launches a team of volunteers that are trained for any kind of medical care. The french name for doctors without borders is Mede'sins Sans Frontie'res. As soon as MSF (D.W.B) arrives they settle in at an MSF hospital nearby for injured people.
How they treat people:
As soon as they receive a patient they start by preventing the infection to spread.
After they have prevented the infection to spread they clean and stitch up the wound.
A few days later they check on the patient to see if the operation has gone well and if the wound is recovering.
In only 20 days (2.6 weeks) MSF is able to cure 11,000 patients.
How does D.W.B respond
to people at-risk? Here is the second Doctors Without Borders question D.A.O.W also included a little bit of information on D.W.B:
Doctors without borders is a medical organization that works world wide (without borders.)
They respond to any kind of natural disaster.
D.W.B sends volunteers immediately after a natural disaster.
Doctors Without Borders provides medical aid in 60 different countries.
Why were both the Haiti and Chile earthquakes extremely powerful? Here is the last question that involves the 2 earthquakes: Chile and Haiti.
The 2 earthquakes were extremely powerful, Haiti 7.0 and Chile 8.8.
They both occurred near the capitals.
The areas are extremely seismic.
The 2 earthquakes were not expected (especially for Haiti.)
The places were not ready for an earthquake as powerful as the ones that occurred.
Both earthquakes occurred at night.
The shocks were powerful enough to cause a tsunami (which happened in Chile.)
Haiti lost both of it’s hospitals in the earthquake.
Chile is pretty much destroyed, the houses are cracked in the middle and some are even falling down.

But there is one major problem that also causes major destruction... Buildings are falling on top of one another!!!
Conclusion Here is the prezi presentation about D.A.O.W and how they will respond to help Chile.

This prezi presentation was created by: Federica Arcidiaco, “Thanks for reading and watching!!!”
“I hope you enjoyed this presentation!”
Pictures Warning: the following pictures are a little tough so if you are a sentimential person, don't watch!!!
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