PEDERNALES, ECUADOR - APRIL 17: Search and rescue workers on duty over the collapsed buildings in Pedernales, Manabi Province of Ecuador on April 17, 2016. At least 238 people have been killed and over one thousands of others wounded in a strong 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador. (Photo by Josep Vecino/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

At least 150,000 children affected by Ecuador earthquake – UNICEF


NEW YORK/ GENEVA/PANAMA CITY/QUITO/HONG KONG, 19 April 2016 – At least 150,000 children are affected by the April 15 earthquake in Ecuador, according to initial UNICEF estimates.
“We are in a race against time to protect children from disease and other risks common in such emergencies,” said Grant Leaity, UNICEF Representative in Ecuador.