ECUADORIAN STUDENTS IN THE UK TOGETHER WITH #FuerzaEcuador
On Saturday April 16th a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale shook Ecuador’s northwestern coast, with up to 535 aftershocks to date. For the country, this is the worst catastrophe it endures in the last four decades.
More than 655 people have been killed, over 5,000 have been injured and about 29,000 people made homeless. About 1500 buildings, including homes, hospitals and schools have either been destroyed or severely damaged. These figures are expected increase considerably as rescue teams make their way through the collapsed structures, with the expected death toll already in the thousands.
The images and testimonies of people affected by this disaster are heart wrenching as families have lost their homes and many loved ones.
Hundreds of Ecuadorian students in the United Kingdom, with the support of the Ecuadorian Embassy, have come together to raise funds for their country as it faces this arduous humanitarian challenge. We are asking you to join in and help contribute with our cause #FuerzaEcuador.
All donations will be directed to increase the capacity of emergency teams deployed in affected areas. These funds will assist to provide vital aid to people in need, and hopefully, return some peace into their lives. These people need your help, and they need it promptly. Please help us relief their tragedy. Every single contribution counts and will make a difference in the lives of the affected families.
Help us stand up for our country. Be part of #FuerzaEcuador. This an official initiative run by students in different universities in the UK with the support of the Ecuadorian Embassy. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Inty Gronneberg Imperial College of London firstname.lastname@example.org Mario Hidalgo University College London email@example.com Francisco Abad London School of Economics firstname.lastname@example.org Esteban Guzman King’s College London email@example.com Daniel Cuty University of Manchester firstname.lastname@example.org Nicolas Aguirre Westminster University email@example.com Alvaro Guzman University of Leeds firstname.lastname@example.org Helena de la Torre University of Glasgow email@example.com Denys Flores University of Warwick firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Taco University of the Arts London email@example.com Pablo Astudillo University of Oxford firstname.lastname@example.org Sebastian Guerrero University of Notthingham email@example.com Micaela Jimenez University of Strathclyde firstname.lastname@example.org Maria Vallejo University of Edinburgh email@example.com David Toscano University of Cambridge firstname.lastname@example.org Sussy Mendoza University of Southampton email@example.com María Alexandra Sandoval University of Leicester firstname.lastname@example.org Javier Maza Montenegro Brunel University email@example.com Iván Torres Newcastle University firstname.lastname@example.org Diana Estefanía Tello Embassy of Ecuador email@example.com
The SOS Ecuador initiative was extended to Spain by the Ecuadorian students in this country. More information at https://www.gofundme.com/qnzs9ye8