Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the earthquake in Ecuador

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Commissie (EC), gepubliceerd op zondag 17 april 2016.

Ecuador has been struck by a deadly earthquake causing multiple casualties.

Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends and all those affected.

The European Union stands in full solidarity with the people and authorities of Ecuador at this difficult time.

The European Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated following a request by the United Nations to provide assessment expertise. Participating states in the mechanism are analysing the kind of support and teams to offer.

We stand by the first responders who are doing a heroic job to save lives under very difficult conditions.

STATEMENT/16/1443

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