On the evening of Saturday, April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the coastal region of Ecuador - the nation's worst tragedy in 70 years. More than 650 people were killed, about 7,000 were injured, and 150,000 children were affected.
We partnered with MAP International and sent critical medicines, containing mostly antibiotics, totaling $1.4 million to the hardest-hit areas of the quake. A month later, we sent another shipment of medical supplies worth $70,000 to the region.
MAP International's Kipp Branch stands in front of IRT's medical shipment just before it was sent to help survivors of the Ecuador earthquake.
Men ride their motorcycle past damage from the earthquake in Pedemales, Ecuador.
Women in Pedemales after the quake