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In Pictures: Ecuadorian Red Cross support after the earthquake

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the northern coast of Ecuador, mainly affecting the provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabí; to date there have been more than 2243 aftershocks that continue to complicate the recovery of people in the affected areas.

Ecuadorian Red Cross continues to distribute humanitarian assistance, and also works on several lines of action like: shelter, water and sanitation, livelihoods, health (health promotion and psychosocial support), ensuring the care of the population.

 

The development of psychosocial support activities to provide support in the communities that were affected by the earthquake. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Psychosocial support activities with youth in the community of Camarones, Manabi. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Red Cross teams visit communities in Pedernales and Jama to identify shelter needs of families affected by the earthquake. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Ecuadorian Red Cross has been involved with the delivery of humanitarian assistance kits in affected areas. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Food kit distribution to earthquake affected families in Jama and Perdernales communities. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

More than a box of aid. Ecuadorian Red Cross volunteer delivers food kits to a family affected by the earthquake. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross

 

Red Cross members perform registration of children in schools in Pedernales and Jama using ODK. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Red Cross Field Hospital in Pedernales is supporting the Pedernales Health Center, affected by the earthquake. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Red Cross Mobile Hospital in the community of La Chorrera. Activities include general medical and psychosocial support for adults and children. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Training of Ecuadorian Red Cross volunteers on the construction of temporary shelters. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

The technical team of Ecuadorian Red Cross works in safe water management actions, including distribution, promotion and hygiene. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.

 

Water and sanitation teams visit the community of Cabuya to check water quality. Photo: Vladimir Castro Rodas / Ecuadorian Red Cross.


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