Ecuador is one of several countries in South America that have received a large influx of refugees due to surrounding conflict. Venezuelans fled in mass to Ecuador in 2014. A total of 2.2 million people entered Peru, Trinidad, Colombia, and Ecuador. The country has also experienced myriad natural disasters further destabilizing the economy and deepening poverty.

Here’s a brief look at the humanitarian situation in Ecuador:

  • 350,000 were in need of urgent assistance (UNICEF, 2016)
  • 30,223 displaced people registered in official shelters (UNICEF, 2016)
  • 20,849 injured persons (UNICEF, 2016)

Islamic Relief worked with Catholic Relief Services to provide an integrated emergency relief project to help those affected.

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