Ecuador earthquake: CARE's emergency response
CARE staff in Ecuador are conducting assessments of people's needs following the earthquake and preparing emergency supplies for distribution. We have begun distributing mattresses and mosquito nets, as well as hygiene kits that include items like mosquito-repellent, soap and wet wipes for people who have to sleep on the bare ground in makeshift tents.
Over the coming weeks, CARE will also distribute emergency shelter packages including household rubble removal kits, tarpaulins and kitchen sets to support people as they begin to clear the debris from their homes. For some families, CARE will provide livelihood support to help accelerate their own rebuilding process. As people are still living in fear because of the disaster and aftershocks, CARE will also provide psychosocial support to help children and adults to overcome trauma.
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