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World Bank Ready to Help Chile in Aftermath of Earthquake

February 27, 2010


World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick WASHINGTON, United States

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WASHINGTON, February 27, 2010 – World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick said the institution was ready to help the victims of Chile’s massive earthquake as he expressed his condolences following the disaster that hit the center and south of the country early this morning.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Chile at this difficult time,” said Zoellick. “The World Bank stands ready to support the Chilean government in any way it may find useful.”

Zoellick said the Bank Group would draw on its considerable expertise in catastrophe management and reconstruction to support Chile in the aftermath of this earthquake.

 

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