The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador’s Pacific Coast on Saturday (April 16), killing at least 500 people and injuring more than 4,000. This is the worst earthquake to strike Ecuador in decades. The damage to homes and infrastructure are considerable, especially in the areas close to the epicenter (located on the border between the provinces of Manabi and Esmeraldas, on the Pacific Ocean coast), where at least 90% of the houses were destroyed.
Terre des Hommes is responding
The outlook is bleak for Ecuador, which experienced a magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday evening. Some 577 people were killed, more than 7,000 were wounded and 107 are still missing. Terre des hommes (Tdh) is providing assistance in the field.
Tdh's emergency team arrived in Pedernales, one of the most seriously affected towns, on Monday night local time. The team, which includes an emergency coordinator and a doctor, is currently evaluating the needs of local populations in the Manabí region, to the north-west of the country.
According to a Europol report this week, 10,000 unaccompanied minors have disappeared in Europe without a trace. Several media have turned to Terre des hommes to explain the phenomenon.
Since December 2015, Terre des hommes is providing an emergency assistance to conflict-affected households in Iraq under European Commission (ECHO) funding.
Up to date, 750 Shiite and Sunni displaced families (around 5,000 IDPs) received a winterization kit, consisting of one heater, jerry cans, blankets, carpets and a tool kit as well as 60 litres of kerosene to face the particularly harsh winter Iraqi people are currently going through.
C’est avec sérénité et une immense envie de poursuivre son voyage vers la vie que Fatoumata a atterri à l’aéroport international de Genève en provenance du Mali. Âgée de 10 ans, la jeune fille est la première enfant malienne atteinte de cardiopathie à bénéficier du programme des soins spécialisés de Terre des hommes (Tdh) en Suisse.
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Terre des hommes is looking in Nepal for a :
Project Manager/ Construction Specialist/ NEPAL
• Contractual conditions:
Swiss salaried contract 3'181 Chf (2700 €) < > 4'347 Chf (3700 €)/ month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.
Fixed term contract: 12 months
Nous recherchons pour soutenir nos programmes au Burkina Faso, un/e
Entrée en fonction: Dès que possible
Durée : 6 mois
Lieu de travail : Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso
We are looking for our delegation in Iraq Kurdistan for a
Position Start Date: 1st of May 2016
Duration: 3 months
Location: Erbyl and Kirkuk - Irak
Contractual conditions :
Sous la responsabilité de la contrôleuse de gestion, le/la stagiaire apporte son soutien dans le contrôle et le suivi comptable de la zone géographique MENA.
Sous la supervision de sa supérieure directe, il/elle concourt à garantir et à supporter les administrateurs terrain dans l’accomplissement des demandes de financement, des rapports intermédiaires et finaux des différents bailleurs de la zone.
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We are looking for our delegation in Lebanon for a
Position Start Date: as soon as possible
Location: Tyre and Beyrouth - Lebanon
Active in Lebanon since 1977, Terre des hommes (Tdh) provides important psychosocial and humanitarian aid to children of Palestinian and Syrian refugees as well as to the most vulnerable Lebanese host and Dom communities. In 2014, 41,000 people benefited from the activities of Tdh.