Two earthquakes hit Ecuador in 2016, on 16 April and 18 May, killing an estimated 671 people and injuring another 17,638. Over 33,360 people had to move into shelters after their homes were damaged or destroyed.

After the first 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck, four of our teams already working in South America travelled to Ecuador and spent a month working in Manabí and Esmeralda provinces, two of the worst-affected areas, which were later declared disaster zones.

After an initial assessment, our teams focused their efforts on providing mental health support and distributing relief items.

 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

One month after earthquake, MSF finishes its activities

Project Update 27 May 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

Mental health after the earthquake

Voices from the Field 19 May 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

Testimonies from people living in shelters

Voices from the Field 2 May 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

We want to restore people’s normal daily activities

Project Update 2 May 2016
 
Mariana Daisa Esmeralda Castillo
Ecuador

Earthquake in Ecuador: I’m so scared to go back home

Voices from the Field 27 Apr 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake: MSF Response Teams
Ecuador

The population is fearful and nervous

Project Update 27 Apr 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake
Ecuador

MSF teams offer psychosocial support, distribute medicines in affected areas

Project Update 22 Apr 2016
 
Ecuador Earthquake
Ecuador

People are very scared Many have had to leave their homes

Crisis Update 21 Apr 2016