The worst floods in over 80 years struck northern Chile in March, 2015, impacting over 30,000 people and leaving 2,700 survivors homeless in the regions of Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo.
Molycop makes a positive contribution to the quality of life of the communities, regions and countries where it operates. So when the worst floods in over 80 years struck northern Chile in March, 2015, impacting over 30,000 people and leaving 2,700 survivors homeless in the regions of Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo, Molycop knew it had to help
Unusually heavy thunderstorms brought torrential rainfall to northern Chile’s Atacama desert, flooding one of the driest regions in the world. Flash floods swept down valleys, cutting off villages, destroying structures, and carrying vehicles for miles. Chile’s President, Michelle Bachelet says it will cost at least $1.5 billion to repair the damages caused by the flooding and mudslides that, as of April 15, 2015, left a toll of over two dozen people dead and over 100 people missing.
Molycop Chile empathized with the towns that suffered from the floods given some of our employees have either family members or friends that were directly affected. Given the extensive damage in the region, the organization wanted to help the communities in the area of Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo, Atacama, where Molycop Chile has has a logistics facility located.
On Thursday, April 9 in close coordination with the local municipality, neighbourhood associations and Mayor of Tierra Amarilla, Mr. Osvaldo Delgado, a delegation of Molycop Chile employees delivered 5,000 bottles of filtered water to the victims in the region.
“Molycop has always maintained a constant concern for communities in which we operate. This is a sensitive and difficult time for northern localities and we were compelled to provide our support and help as fast as we could”, said Hector Toro, Commercial Manager Molycop Chile.