Julia and Juana from our disaster management team in Latin America travelled to the Manabi province in Ecuador yesterday to assess the damage caused by the recent flooding. So far, 10 people have tragically died after heavy rain set off mudslides and caused rivers to overflow. Over 3,000 families have lost their homes, crops and animals in the rural communities of La Union and San Pablo del Pueblo.
With almost 90% of land lost, around 12,000 animal’s lives are in danger. Concerns continue to grow as the transmission of disease from animals to humans becomes a real threat. Whilst the priority now is ensuring the local communities have access to food and medicine, the WSPA team will be finding out what more they can do to help and will report back in the next few days.
Stay tuned for updates.