Rescuers and aid from all over the world are flooding into Ecuador as survivors start a second day in towns flattened by a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
The search for people trapped beneath the rubble continues. At least 350 people were killed, including two Canadians, and thousands are homeless.
Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister Guillaume Long says hundreds of international aid workers are in place. Mexico has sent 120 helpers, Spain sent 80 rescue experts and Chile sent 49 firefighters. Missions have also arrived from Peru, Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Switzerland.
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Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will help in any way possible.
International aid groups have dispatched doctors and psychologists, and dogs trained to search for survivors. Workers are also setting up plants to clean drinking water.
Here's how to help:
- CARE’s humanitarian workers on the ground in Ecuador are helping provide water, food and shelter. CARE is accepting donations to help with relief efforts.
- Ecuador Red Cross deployed more than 800 volunteers and staff to help search-and-rescue operations and provide psychosocial support and first aid. The Red Cross is also accepting donations.
- UNICEF has begun sending emergency supplies, including mosquito nets, to the affected areas. Donate to UNICEF here.
- World Vision is collecting donations to provide emergency disaster relief in Ecuador. Donate here or sponsor a child.
- The Ecuadorian Volunteers Association in suburban Naperville, Illinois, is also collecting funds for relief, President Graciela Chediak told the Chicago Tribune. Learn more about making a donation.
- Global Shapers Quito has set up a crowdfunding page to help buy food, water, clothing, bedding and medicine for residents of Ecuador's Manabi province.
- Oxfam, a charity based in the United Kingdom, is sending emergency assistance teams and collecting donations for hygiene kits, clean water and washing facilities.
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will distribute emergency food kits and personal hygiene items to those who live close to the quake's epicenter. Donate to ADRA's Ecuador relief efforts here.
- Samaritan's Purse has sent a disaster assistance response team to provide food, shelter and medical help. The charity is collecting donations.