April 20 2016
Many families remain in the streets as they fear going back to their homes with the possibility of aftershocks | Photo: @unicefaustralia
Any help is welcomed, as entire families are facing long nights outside of their homes or searching for their relatives.
As the number of victims and injured keeps rising on the coast of Ecuador after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Saturday night, the government has been organizing local and regional support. But with the devastating consequences of the earthquake, any help is welcomed.
The authorities have put in place a national and international relief effort. The National Assembly posted on Twitter a list of useful items to send to the devastated areas, such as first aid medicine, canned food, bottles of water, mattresses, tents, and mosquito nets.
Now those who wish to help from outside of Ecuador can donate through a national bank account set up by the government for reconstruction efforts.
The government sent about 10,000 members of the country’s Armed Forces to the devastated areas. They brought about 50,000 gallons of water to Pedernales, a small coastal village reported to be about 70 percent destroyed, and transported several injured from one city to another so they could receive medical attention.
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