Ecuador: 28,000 still in temporary shelters after April earthquake

Posted on August 4, 2016 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

On Saturday 16 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. It was Ecuador’s largest earthquake since 1979.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), at least 750,000 were affected by the earthquake and more than 28,000 people still remain in temporary shelters along the northern coastal line.

Thankfully, none of the six SOS Children’s Villages in the country were affected. We were quickly able to mobilise our emergency teams who began distributing food and water as well as blankets, mosquito nets and personal hygiene kits. Read Article


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