Peru to send field hospital and 30 tons of humanitarian aid to Chile

Isabel Guerra

Peru to send field hospital and 30 tons of humanitarian aid to ChilePeru will send three flights with 30 tons of humanitarian aid to Chile, including a field hospital, to help the people affected by the 8.8 earthquake that occurred in Chile early Saturday.

Garcia considers that helping Chile is “our duty,” since that country was among the first to send help to Peru after the 2007 earthquake in Pisco, and also because Peru has suffered similar situations several times.

The help goes along with a medical crew in two Hercules and one Boeing, that will bring back Peruvians who have asked to come back to their country; the flights will land at Carriel Airport, in Concepcion.

President Alan Garcia stressed the good disposition of Peru for helping Chile, and said that Peru is waiting until Chile makes a more complete list of its specific needs regarding humanitarian aid.

He also expressed its sadness because of the deaths of Peruvian Lourdes Margarita Armas Díaz (24) and her little baby Florencia Dayana Saavedra Armas, who were killed by a wall that fell on them during the earthquake.

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