There has been an earthquake in Ecuador. How do I find out if my child is ok??

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Karla Dieckow

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William Blair

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They will look into this when they return to work Monday morning. They always stay on top of things like this. It may take a few weeks to get information since some communications are down. I have sponsor kids there too and I don't really see it all for now I have peace they are okay.
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Crisis Update from Compassion Australia. April 17th.

Ecuador was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday night—16 April 2016—with many thought to have lost their lives.

In the 24 hours since the earthquake, international media outlets are reporting that 238 people were killed and at least 1500 were injured, though figures are yet to be confirmed in the immediate aftermath. A state of emergency was declared in six provinces.

The epicentre of the earthquake was near the central coast of Ecuador, 27kms southeast of Muisne and 430km northwest of Guayaquil.

While there are several Compassion child development centres likely to have been affected, there is currently no information available on the impact on Compassion assisted children.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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Teresa Dawn

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It sometimes takes a month or even two in these cases to find out for sure, with lines down etc it's hard to get ahold of the projects but hopefully we'll have fast news about our kids and even more so, good news.
If your child's project was established before 2009 you can find it on this map to see how close it was to the damaged areas.
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The other commenters are correct, it will take time but Compassion will contact you if your child's center or family was affected. Meanwhile Compassion has set up a crisis fund to help with relief efforts in Ecuador if you would like to donate to help those affected.

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