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Powerful Earthquake Hits Ecuador

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday.

According to initial government and media records, 77 people might be dead and hundreds more injured.

CARE’s humanitarian workers on the ground in Ecuador are on high alert and are assessing the situation. CARE has worked in Ecuador since 1962. CARE’s past work in Ecuador has included an emergency response to severe floods in 2008.

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Contact:

Darcy Knoll
Communications Specialist | CARE Canada
darcy.knoll@care.ca | 613.790.2134


In an emergency, a quick response saves lives. To donate to CARE’s Emergency Response Fund, visitwww.care.ca/response.