ECUADORIAN STUDENTS IN THE UK TOGETHER WITH #SOSEcuador
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 #SOSEcuador.
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 #SOSEcuador. This is an official initiative run by students in different universities in the UK with the support of the Ecuadorian Embassy. #SOS Ecuador does not have any political affiliation. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Inty Gronneberg||Imperial College of Londonemail@example.com|
|Mario Hidalgo||University College Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Enrique Crespo||London School of Economicsemail@example.com|
|Byron Llerena||University College Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Diana Hidalgo||Universitat de Gironaemail@example.com|
|David Ponce||Imperial College of Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Francisco Abad||London School of Economicsemail@example.com|
|Esteban Guzman||King's College Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nicolas Aguirre||Westminster Universityemail@example.com|
|Daniel Cuty||University of Manchesterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Boris Ochoa||Imperial College of Londonemail@example.com|
|Alvaro Guzman||University of Leedsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Helena de la Torre||University of Glasgowemail@example.com|
|Denys Flores||University of Warwickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michael Taco||University of the Arts Londonemail@example.com|
|Pablo Astudillo||University of Oxfordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sebastian Guerrero||University of Notthinghamemail@example.com|
|Micaela Jimenez||University of Strathclydefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maria Vallejo||University of Edinburghemail@example.com|
|Sussy Mendoza||University of Southamptonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|María Alexandra Sandoval||University of Leicesteremail@example.com|
|Javier Maza Montenegro||Brunel Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Iván Torres||Newcastle Universityemail@example.com|
|Felipe Angulo||University of Greenwichfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The SOS Ecuador initiative was extended to Spain by the Ecuadorian students in this country. More information at https://www.gofundme.com/qnzs9ye8