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Ecuador Earthquake Response

On April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and violent aftershocks occurred in Ecuador destroying roads, bridges, and power supplies to the regions surrounding the Esmeraldas and Manabi  province. The damage to the country’s infrastructure appears unprecedented, with over 20,000 people left without homes. The death toll reached 660; more than 2,500 people have been injured. In the Manabi province, 22,754 people moved into shelters and 16,185 households were destroyed or damaged.