Revisiting Ecuador, two months after a devastating earthquake
by Episcopal News Service, by Lynette Wilson
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The poor, women and children, suffer most in the aftermath of disaster. In Ecuador, where a massive earthquake killed more than 650 people and displaced more than 30,000 in April, in addition to trauma, grief and emotional wounds inflicted, women and children have experienced increased rates of domestic violence, and hunger has led to an increase in gastrointestinal and respiratory illness in children.