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Posts tagged with ‘ecuador’

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Rebuilding a Broken World: Moving Forward after the Earthquake in Ecuador

by Anna Muir

“It is very difficult to express what happened that day.” Maria Isabel Gracia is grim-faced as she evokes the chilling tremors that broke her beloved home, devastated her family and flattened her community in central Guayas, Ecuador. Maria holds the youngest of her four children close and says, “I am very grateful because all my […]

Responding to Ecuador Earthquake

by Karen Bokma

On Saturday, April 16, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the northern coast of Ecuador. It’s the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 36 years. Current news reports are listing over 400 people dead and over 2,500 injured—with both numbers expected to rise. Rescue efforts continue as many remain trapped under rubble. Entire […]