Ecuador has received 27 million dollars from the international cooperation for the emergency generated after the earthquake of April 16. The balance was made yesterday by the Coordinating Ministry of Social Development.
Gabriela Rosero, head of the ministry, said that these funds are being directly managed by the United Nations system.
After the earthquake, the UN called on the international community to raise 72 million as non-refundable aid.
About 15.7 million were obtained directly, after that call for help. Other 11.2 million were also obtained out of it. According to the Government, 43% of this money will be allocated to health, 17% to protection to children and adolescents and 31% to food security.
The assistance in that area is in charge of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Economic Inclusion (MIES). According to its head, Lidice Larrea, so far 11,300 families have been assisted and they hope to help 13,500 more, in rural areas.