Ecuador – Shelter Box can make a difference

Letter from Shelter Box received just after Ecuador Earthquake, April 2016

Dear Rob,

A deadly earthquake has struck in Ecuador, claiming hundreds of lives and reducing buildings to rubble.

A Shelter Box response team is en route to the country to assess the damage left in the wake of the massive 7.8 magnitude quake – the strongest to hit the country in decades.

The quake has triggered heavy landslides and more than 130 aftershocks. This not only means that more homes could be destroyed, but that many families will be experiencing terrifying conditions without proper shelter.

This earthquake follows a string of disasters disrupting the lives of families all around the world. In the last week alone, there have been other quakes in Japan, Myanmar, Vanuatu and Afghanistan. The people of Fiji are struggling in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston. Conflict rages on in Cameroon, while floods have devastated parts of Paraguay.