Ecuador

Responding to April 16 Earthquake

Ecuador | Responding to April 16 Earthquake

Late on Saturday night, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the most violent in 35 years. Some 300 people have been killed, more than 2,500 others have been injured, and in excess of 70,000 people have been directly affected by the disaster.

Since Sunday morning, Handicap International teams have been preparing to launch an emergency response to provide people injured in the earthquake with rehabilitation care. A team of emergency specialists in the region is traveling to Ecuador to assess the needs and plan the intervention.

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