Oxfam has deployed an evaluation team to Ecuador to determine its humanitarian response to the 7.8 earthquake that struck on the evening of 16 April. Official reports say there are at least 230 dead and severe damages to the northwest region of the country.
“Our priority now is to have an expert assesment of the earthquake´s impact to offer aid in the most effective way to those affected the most. We will coordinate with local authorities so that our actions are complementary to government agencies”, said Simon Ticehurst, Oxfam´s director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
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