A street damaged by the earthquake in Ecuador

Ecuador Earthquake Appeal

Families are in need of water and healthcare

As of 21 April, 570 people have been confirmed dead and some 4,000 injured after an 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador. Many still remain trapped under the rubble.

In some of the worst-hit areas, communication and transport links are down, which is hindering relief teams' access and treatment of the injured. Thousands have been left homeless, making them vulnerable to dirty drinking water and disease.

How we’re helping

We are a member of a global faith-based network known as the ACT Alliance, through which we're able to respond to disasters wherever they may occur. We have ACT partners based in Ecuador assessing immediate needs and coordinating the response. They are concerned about health and water conditions, especially in the coastal region of Manabi.

Our ACT partner Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DK) is on the ground and ready to distribute water and hygiene kits to affected families.

Donate now

An infographic showing ACT Alliance's response to the earthquake

Your donations are providing:
Food icon – bowl of food with cutlery


Hygiene kit icon - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap

Hygiene kits

Hygiene training icon – hands being washed with soap

Hygiene training

Psychological and social support icon – two people conversing

Psychological and social support

Shelter icon – a house


Water icon – water droplet


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