Published On: Sun, Apr 24th, 2016

Israeli group sets up field hospital in quake-hit Ecuador

IsraAid disaster relief team arrives in Ecuador to provide medical treatment and psycho-social care.

israaid-ecuador IsraAID said that in addition to its medical aid,   the humanitarian volunteers have also set up child-friendly spaces. Photo via IsraAID   An IsraAID volunteer pictured with Ecuadorean children in Canoa,   on April 23,   2016. Photo by IsraAID

 

Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID has set up a field hospital in Ecuador, focusing efforts on medical treatments and psycho-social care.

The field hospital – operating since April 23, 2016 —  is located in Canoa, near San Vincente, a popular beach town usually hopping with international tourists.

 

Earthquake destroyed virtually all of the simple one- and two-story buildings in Canoa. Photo via IsraAID ECUADOR

 

According to local reports, last week’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake destroyed virtually all of the simple one- and two-story buildings in the town.

Many of the town’s residents, according to reports, are sleeping outside or in makeshift shelters.

 

israaid-ecuador2 IsraAID volunteers bring supplies to earthquake survivors in Ecuador. Photo via IsraAID

 

IsraAID’s team arrived in Canoa via private planes “as land infrastructure was totally ruined, ” the aid group said.

IsraAID said that in addition to its medical aid, the humanitarian volunteers have also set up child-friendly spaces

 

israaid-ecuador3 IsraAID field hospital in Canoa. Photo via IsraAID

 

Ecuador’s government says the death toll of the earthquake and aftershocks has risen to 654. Local reports also say that more than 25, 000 people remained in shelters.

 

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