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Mobile clinics providing relief after Ecuador earthquake

The community of Coaque is about a 15-minute drive along the highway from where the Canadian Red Cross field hospital is based in Pedernales, Ecuador. The field hospital has been supporting a local health facility damaged by the April earthquake. Doctor Patricia Connick has been going out on mobile clinics like this nearly every day of her one-month mission.

Canadian Red Cross hands over Regional Response Unit in Ecuador

Following  a powerful, 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Esmeraldas, on the coast of Ecuador on April 17, the Red Cross responded to support the needs of those affected by deploying a health Regional Response Unit (RRU) jointly with the Colombian Red Cross. The RRU was deployed to reinforce health centres and community outreach activities as well as to operate satellite health posts and mobile clinics in various locations across Ecuador.

Photo of the Day: Red Cross field hospital in Ecuador

In this panaromic photo, see the Red Cross equipment provided to help in the response to the earthquake in Ecuador.

Nepal earthquake, one year later: response and recovery

April 25 marks one year since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal, resulting in widespread destruction. Nearly 9,000 lives were lost, around 22,000 people were injured, and more than 800,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. The Red Cross, with the support of Canadians, responded immediately and three million survivors received emergency aid. Vital relief items such as clean water, food, and shelter materials, were distributed to ensure the survival of tens of thousands of affected people.

Round-up: Updates from Iran and Japan

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

How the Red Cross is helping after the earthquake in Ecuador

A state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador following a powerful, 7.8 earthquake that hit the coastal province of Esmeraldas on April 17. Hundreds of people have lost their lives, or have been injured – and thousands have been impacted by the disaster. The earthquake struck 173km from Ecuador’s capital Quito, and caused serious damage to buildings, infrastructure, the electricity supply, and highways that are needed to deliver assistance. 

Round-up: Updates from Vanuatu and Serbia

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

In photos: Japan recovers and rebuilds 5 years later

Five years after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan, recovery and rebuilding continues. 

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