We are requesting donations to support our response to recent earthquakes in Ecuador, where members of multiple Mennonite congregations are among 100,000 people affected by the disaster.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of northern Ecuador on April 16, followed by a second earthquake on April 20. At least 570 people have been killed and more than 7,000 injured.

MCC has sent disaster response coordinator David Shenk to assist IEME in assessing the need and planning the response. Shenk has previous experience in Ecuador, working with disaster response planning and coordination. Following an initial assessment with IEME, we will determine how best to support IEME’s plans.

We currently have three service workers in Ecuador, working with Quito Mennonite Church as the church assists Colombian refugees there.

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