On March 18, 2023, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Ecuador near the town of Balao. At least 16 people have been killed in both southern Ecuador and northern Peru. Hundreds more have been injured and many people remain missing underneath rubble. Your donation to the Ecuador and Peru Earthquake Relief Fund will go to vetted nonprofits on the front lines of relief and recovery.
Striking about 50 miles south of Guayaquil, with a metropolitan area of more than 3 million people, the earthquake has caused significant damage to hundreds of homes and buildings. The death toll of the earthquake is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue. There is also the potential for aftershocks to cause more damage and trauma for survivors. Your donation to this fund powers the efforts of local nonprofits that can close gaps in relief and long-term recovery work.
All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts in Ecuador and Peru. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted areas.
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