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Chile Earthquake Leaves Millions Homeless

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As the death toll from Saturday morning's 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile reaches over 700, attention is split between rescue operations and providing shelter and resources for the two million people across the South American coastal nation that have been displaced.

An estimated 500,000 structures were destroyed in the quake, and many residents whose houses outlasted the quake chose to spend the night outside anyway, fearing powerful aftershocks.

ABC News reports that helicopter footage shows extensive damage to roads and neighborhoods, with many other areas flooded.

See our full page on how you can help with relief in Chile, or make a donation to Habitat For Humanity to directly help reconstruction in the area. You can also text CHILE to 23583 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity.