Ecuador: Funds urgently needed to assist thousands of quake-affected people

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Ecuador

The appeal for international assistance ($72.7 million to assist 350,000 people for three months) has received 12 per cent of total requirements after the first three weeks. Most of the funds come from the UN relief fund (CERF).

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  • The Flash Appeal (US$ 72.7 million) is currently 12 per cent funded. Funds are urgently needed to implement programs to assist benefit thousands of people.

  • The Government created the Committee for Reconstruction and Productive Reactivation of Employment to revive the economy and manage reconstruction in the affected areas.

  • Approximately 82 tourism establishments were affected in Portoviejo. Tourism is one of the main economic activities in the affected areas.

  • Displaced families who are not in official shelters, are in need of assistance.

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