Chile water crisis due to flooding




Chile is undergoing a water crisis due to the flooding there. This is located in the capital city of Santiago.

The BBC reports, “Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have contaminated a major river forcing the authorities to cut off drinking water to at least four million people in the capital, Santiago.”

These homes are searching for way to get fresh drinking water.

According to News 24, “The move prompted many people to go out with buckets and pans to collect water at emergency water taps made available by the authorities.”

Not only has the water supplies been cut off, but there have been over two people who have been killed and more who have been injured.

CTV News explains, “National emergency Office Director Ricardo Toro said a youth died in a car that was swept away by floodwaters near Termas del Flaco in central Chile and officials in the capital region said two bodies had been recovered from a river near Santiago. Five other people were listed as missing.”

Santiago, Chile is not the only place with dirty water. On World Water Day (March 22), many nonprofits will be helping provide clean water to those who have none around the world.

According to the UN, “Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.”

CMF works in Santiago, Chile among college students who need to know the love of Christ.

CMF explains, “Chile is the most evangelical nation in Latin America, but as with the majority of college students around the globe, most have a nominal faith, at best.”

Please pray for those affected by the flooding, that they would be able to get sustainable water. Also, pray for many nominal Christians on campuses to come to really know the Lord.

BBC: Chile floods: Millions without water in capital Santiago

News 24: Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

CTV News: 3 dead as floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile

UN: What is World Water Day?

CMF International: Chile

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