The 2010 earthquake and tsunami alone caused losses of around US$30 billion, which corresponds to 18% of GDP. Hence the importance of the recommendations and actions proposed to prevent the social and economic costs caused by disasters.
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Mitigating losses due to natural disasters in Chile is the purpose of the national strategy presented by the new Institute for Disaster Resilience. To achieve this goal, the entity has set itself the target of quintupling the number of researchers in the area, which currently stands at 300 throughout the country.