Ecuador: Most Vulnerable Communities Continue Suffering After Earthquake

Posted on June 12, 2016 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency reported almost two months of the earthquake measuring 7.8 in Ecuador , its most vulnerable communities continue to suffer the serious effects of the disaster. President Rafael Correa has just updated the death toll to 668 people and the government estimates that reconstruction will cost 3.344 billion. Thousands of people, meanwhile, live in extremely vulnerable situations.

This week, the organization ROOF presented the results of a survey following the situation of households in the four municipalities (cantons, as they are known in Ecuador) poorest most severely affected by the earthquake. The results are shown the depth of the damage.


CEILING surveyed 2,780 households (ie 11,532 people) in four cantons: Jama, San Vicente and Sucre, in the province of Manabi, and the canton of Muisne in Esmeraldas. Read Article

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