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 Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mario Hidalgo||University College Londonemail@example.com|
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|Enrique Crespo||London School of Economicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Byron Llerena||University College Londonemail@example.com|
|Diana Hidalgo||Universitat de Gironafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Ponce||Imperial College of Londonemail@example.com|
|Francisco Abad||London School of Economicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Esteban Guzman||King's College Londonemail@example.com|
|Nicolas Aguirre||Westminster Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel Cuty||University of Manchesteremail@example.com|
|Boris Ochoa||Imperial College of Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alvaro Guzman||University of Leedsemail@example.com|
|Helena de la Torre||University of Glasgowfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Denys Flores||University of Warwickemail@example.com|
|Michael Taco||University of the Arts Londonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pablo Astudillo||University of Oxfordemail@example.com|
|Sebastian Guerrero||University of Notthinghamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Micaela Jimenez||University of Strathclydeemail@example.com|
|Maria Vallejo||University of Edinburghfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sussy Mendoza||University of Southamptonemail@example.com|
|María Alexandra Sandoval||University of Leicesterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Javier Maza Montenegro||Brunel Universityemail@example.com|
|Iván Torres||Newcastle Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Felipe Angulo||University of Greenwichemail@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