On Saturday, April 16th a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the coastal region of Ecuador. The death toll is nearing 500 with reports of over 4,500 people injured. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has declared it a state of emergency, with the number of dead expected to rise “considerably” as crews continue to remove bodies from the rubble, Correa said.
Maggy Martinez, MAP’s Ecuador Country Leader is on the ground reporting that entire towns have been destroyed, with thousands of people losing their homes. We are currently preparing necessary aid following the earthquake. Your support will help us rush medical aid to those in most need in Ecuador.
MAP is currently preparing an air shipment full of medicines as well as two airlifted Interagency Emergency Health Kits that will each treat 10,000 people for 90 days.
We need your help to continue providing medical aid in Ecuador, your generosity will help save lives. MAP’s goal is to raise $100,000 to provide aid to Ecuador.
Please keep those affected by this terrible disaster in your prayers as well as our team and partners on the ground.
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