A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador on April 17, 2016, at 6:58pm local time on Saturday, lasting for about a minute, and was centred approximately 105 miles north-west of the capital Quito. The death toll is in the hundreds and is expected to rise. More than 2,500 are reported to have been injured. The coastal province of Manabi (Ma-na-bi) was hardest hit. The cities of Manta, Portoviejo (Pohto-yeho) and Pedernales (Perder-nah-les), a tourist destination, saw the most devastation but damage was widespread throughout the country.

About CARE's Work in Ecuador

CARE has worked in Ecuador since 1962. 

CARE’s programs have focused on helping poor communities through health and sanitation, education, forestry and women’s empowerment programs. CARE’s past work in Ecuador has included an emergency response to severe floods in 2008.


CARE: Humanitarian Assistance in Venezuela Should Not be Used as a Political Tool

ATLANTA—CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn, issued the following statement on the escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela:


CARE Scales Up Response to the Venezuela Crisis, Warns Women of Venezuela Face Unprecedented Suffering Across Latin America.

QUITO (December 13, 2018) – CARE is scaling up operations across Latin America to meet the huge and increasing needs. It is urgently seeking an addition US $45 million to support people both inside Venezuela and in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru over the next three years. 


Venezuela: Mismatched Migration Policies Leave Displaced People in Dire Conditions Between Borders

QUITO (September 13, 2018) - The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns aid organization CARE. 


Venezuela is experiencing what could be the worst crisis in its recent history

CARE is appealing for $4 million to meet the immediate needs of those in need in Venezuela and its borders.


Funding for Venezuelan refugees urgently needed

The international community urgently needs to step up funding to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns the aid organization CARE.


Shondaland: #TimesUp, #MeToo, and the Global Movement for Women's Rights

Shondaland, the pioneering storytelling company by television producer, Shonda Rhimes, highlighted CARE’s work to eradicate poverty and promote development through the empowering of women and girls.


How to Make #MeToo a Truly Global Movement

Originally published by Time