WASHINGTON, April 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck along the northwestern coast of Ecuador at approximately 7 pm local time in Ecuador on Saturday, April 16.
Save the Children staff will be working in the days and weeks ahead to give support where we can to those most affected by this earthquake, particularly children.
The rising number of dead and injured and the widespread destruction will require the full resources of the government and emergency services.
Save the Children will use our existing networks across the country to assess the needs of those most affected and help where we can. Our teams on the ground have emergency supplies ready to distribute.
Donations to Save the Children's response in Ecuador can be made here.
Spokespeople on the Ground:
María Gabriela Villalobos firstname.lastname@example.org +51 99840 4127
Carlos Hernandez, Save the Children Ecuador: +593 983729985
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SOURCE Save the Children