Old Man Cutting Firewood

Category: People


Photo and caption by Enrique Bosquet

A Chilean man cuts firewood in front of his emergency-camp home for keeping warm through the harsh winter. He has been living in this camp called "El Molino" since his home was washed away by a tsunami triggered by the 8.8 magnitude quake that struck off the coast of central Chile in 2010. His coastal town of Dichato, in the Bio Bio region, was devastated by seven 30ft waves, 90% of the town was destroyed. Over 400 families lived in this temporary camp, and shared 6 small bathrooms for over 2 years. Recently, the government has begun relocating them to their new permanent homes.

Location: Dichato, Bio-Bio region, Chile


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