Aid to Ecuador
- Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 20:36
As a humanitarian gesture, Government of India has donated 15 tons of generic medicines and medicinal equipment to Ecuador to treat the injured affected by an earthquake of magnitude 7.8, which had struck the coastal areas of Ecuador on the evening of 16 th April 2016.
1. The quake was the strongest to hit Ecuador since 1979 and had caused widespread damage with structures collapsing hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre. The quake left more than 600 people killed and around 27,000 people injured.
2. The Government and the people of India stand by the people of Ecuador in these tough and challenging times. We know that the rebuilding process will be arduous and sincerely hope for the speedy recovery in the affected areas.