Death toll stands at 525 and still rising—CAM staff on ground investigating needs

Wednesday, April 20

A CAM staff member is on the ground in Ecuador exploring ways to respond to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 525 people and injured over 2,500 on Saturday, April 16.

Hope is beginning to wane as many desperate families are still waiting for their loved ones to be recovered from the wreckage. To add to the suspense, the country was again rattled by a 6.1 magnitude tremor Tuesday night. This was the strongest aftershock so far.

Presently, food and water are the most urgent needs for those who survived the earthquake. We hope to be able to help meet these needs soon. As in most of our International Crisis projects, we also hope to use this opportunity to distribute Christian literature as a way to encourage victims.

Pray for the many people who have suffered loss of loved ones and property. Pray for CAM workers and contacts as they seek opportunities to help earthquake victims.


If you would like to help Ecuadorians affected by the earthquake, use the donate form below. If more funds are received than are needed for this project, the balance will be used in other CAM International Crisis projects.