Ecuador Flooding Relief

Apr 4, 2008

Flooding in Ecuador

For the past three months Ecuador has been affected by unusually heavy rainfall which has flooded coastal lowlands; destroying crops and disrupting transportation links, making it difficult for aid to reach remote communities. In addition to the flood water, storms have destroyed homes and displaced 14,000 people who are now living in temporary shelter. The crop loss has resulted in food shortages and the stagnant water and contaminated wells are leading to outbreaks of dengue fever and malaria, as well as parasitic and viral infections.