Ecuador Humanitarian Emergency

A woman and her young daughter in their home.
UNFPA America Latina y Caribe

Ecuador is prone to natural disasters, most notably earthquakes, that often result in internal displacements and the destruction of roads and hospitals. The uncertainty and instability surrounding these emergency situations tend to lead to an increase in gender-based violence, and pregnant women are limited in their ability to access functioning health facilities even as their exposure to trauma and disease is elevated. UNFPA complements the Ecuadorian government in these crises by providing sexual and reproductive health services and by preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 16.1 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

386,985
96,746
15,479
135,444
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/David Lasso

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    42,000
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    23
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    23
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    37
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    380
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    380

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.