As you likely have heard, Ecuador suffered a severe earthquake on the evening of Saturday, April 16th with its epicenter in the northern coastal region of the country. Thankfully, we have confirmed that NCI staff and their families are all safe. However, the situation in the country is grave, particularly in Manabí province on the coast, with hundreds of casualties and serious infrastructure damage. NCI-Ecuador is organizing to help in any way we can.
— Renzo Paladines, Vice President & Director of NCI-Ecuador