Posted On 18 Apr 2016
The European Commission announced on Monday April 18 an “initial support” of one million euros to Ecuador by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast and left 272 dead and more than 2,000 wounded.
The statement also specifies that humanitarian experts of the Commission are on their way “to the affected areas to assist in the efforts” of search and assistance.
The civil protection mechanism “was activated at the request of the Ecuadorian authorities and the United Nations, which called for emergency aid such as search and rescue teams.”
Spain, France and Poland offered assistance, the Commission adds. The first help “deployments” are on their way.