Medical Relief in Ecuador
AmeriCares is working with local health care partners and medical outreach teams in the region to deliver and distribute medicine and relief supplies for survivors. Emergency shipments of 32 tons of medicine, medical supplies and family emergency kits from AmeriCares have arrived in Ecuador. These shipments are helping to resupply hospitals and clinics damaged by the earthquake.
In addition, the team, flown by United, has coordinated with Ministry of Health officials in early psychosocial support efforts to help displaced families struggling in the aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck on Saturday April 16, killing hundreds of people, injuring more than 16,000, leaving thousands in shelters and many more sleeping outside.
More information on AmeriCares' activities in Ecuador will be made available as they continue to serve those in need.