Funded project

Reaching children in Ecuador


At least 150,000 children are affected by Ecuador earthquake.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    • NiceQuest clients 4.001€
  • Direct beneficiaries 100

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 400

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.



  • Materials 4.000€
  • Total 4.000€


At least 150,000 children are affected by the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, according to initial UNICEF estimates. 

According to preliminary government reports, the earthquake damaged 119 schools, affecting 88,000 children. Some 805 buildings have been destroyed and 608 have been damaged. Two hospitals have entirely collapsed in Portoviejo and Chone.

In some of the worst hit areas, mudslides are causing further damage to infrastructure and hindering access of relief teams and supplies. Some cities are still without full power and only 40 per cent of communication lines are working.

UNICEF is concerned about health, water and sanitation conditions in the coastal areas – which are already considered hotspots for Zika, Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya.

UNICEF teams are in Pedernales and Esmeraldas, two of the hardest hit areas, assessing children’s needs and coordinating the response.

Project objectives

  • Protect children and provide them psychosocial support.
  • Prevent the spread of disease and provide emergency aid.


UNICEF delivered today 20,000 water purification tablets to Pedernales, the area worst affected by the earthquake that hit Ecuador last night. A UNICEF team is on the ground assessing the impact of the quake on children.

Who will benefit?

Unicef will provide water to 1.100 children affected by the earthquakes in Ecuador during a week.

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