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EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR (16th April 2016)

posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:10 PM by Javier Mora

Dear Friends and Colleagues

 

Thank you for all the mails and support we have received from you after the catastrophic earthquake on Saturday 16th of April.

Despite the severe damage in all aspects in the Coastal provinces Manabi and less in Esmeraldas and Guayas, all major tourism attraction in Ecuador are intact and fully-operational across the Amazon, Andes, Galapagos Islands and the southern part of the coast.

 

However our thoughts and grief are with the victims of this earthquake. Till now, more than 650 people died,  more than 4500 are injured and about 30’000 people are registered as homeless. Many coast villages still remain with limited access. People urgently need drinking water, food, hygienic articles, cloths, medicine, blood, among others. In this grief we experienced the solidarity and generosity of Ecuadorian people who immediately took action for support. Also all our colleagues in the office including those working at the Hosteria Pantavi have collaborated immediately to buy the most urgent required products and has sent this to the coast. However we feel it is only a very first step as it will take a long time for the affected areas to recover. Today, first aid support is urgently needed, tomorrow the areas have to be cleaned up and reconstructed. It will take months and years till everything will operate normal again.

 

If you are interested in more information do not hesitate contacting us.



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