The earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 that struck coastal Ecuador on April 16, 2016 was followed by numerous aftershocks, including a subsequent 6.1 earthquake. The disaster has already taken the lives of several hundred people, injured a few thousands and collapsed large numbers of buildings, triggering mudslides and destroying roads.
More fatalities are being discovered as rescue crews search desperately through the rubble.
Meanwhile it has left some 20,500 people sleeping in shelters, according to the government. In isolated villages and towns, and survivors are struggling without water, power or transport.
IDRF is addressing the immediate needs of the affected people in Ecuador and, with our partner Global Medic, we will help the survivors through efforts such as Search & Rescue, food, medical aid, and water purification units that will provide clean drinking water.
Please DONATE generously and allow us to immediately provide much needed aid to the survivors of this emergency.