World Vision Ecuador responds to 7.8 earthquake

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More than 600 people were killed, and several hundred injured in Saturday's 7.8 earthquake that struck a sparsely populated area of Ecuador.

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World Vision Ecuador launched an immediate response including distribution of relief supplies and shelter to survivors, and is working to establish access to child friendly spaces to help families and children.


World Vision Ecuador's National Director, Jose Luis Ochoa, describes the initial response.

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