On Saturday night, Ecuador was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. With a death toll climbing past 400 and injuries of more than 2,500, the rush to get to affected cities and towns is in effect. Ecuador deployed more than 10,000 soldiers and 4,600 police officials to affected areas to set up mobile hospitals and temporary shelters. However, Ecuador is not only receiving federal help but they are also receiving international help. Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, as well as the European Union and the United Nations are aiding Ecuador. This earthquake was the deadliest in this nation since 1987 when it was hit with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed 1,000 people. Being that I’m from Ecuador and my relatives do live there it is comforting for me that other countries are pouring in their share of aid to help those in need.


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