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Ecuador earthquake: How Mercy Corps is aiding the recovery effort




Rescue workers search the rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Gauyaquil, Ecuador on April 17.
Rescue workers search the rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Gauyaquil, Ecuador on April 17.
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Over 600 international rescue teams are assisting in Ecuador's relief effort, following the earthquake that claimed more than 400 lives this past weekend.

Mercy Corps is one of the groups that has rushed to help the country. Two emergency response specialists arrived in the country on Monday.

Christy Delafield is a spokesperson for Mercy Corps, who is helping coordinate the efforts from Washington DC. She joined host A Martinez with the latest updates.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.