Ecuador Humanitarian Emergency

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

POST EARTHQUAKE: We are currently in the reconstruction phase of April 2016 earthquake. A gradual closing of 30 shelters begun in January 2017 and in May, all closed down. Most of the activities developed by the international cooperation are in the area of livelihood recovery. Health and Protection actions have addressed the consequences of ZIKA, sensitizing and GBV training.

FLOODS: From January through May of this year, the floods affected significantly nine provinces along the coast, highlands and Amazonia. The province of Manabí was the most damaged, resulting 159,000 people affected, 41 deaths and large productive areas lost. UNFPA-Ecuador has continued working on strengthening the capacity of MOH staff in sexual and reproductive health issues, especially in the prevention of ZIKA, GBV and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans updated at 3 levels: National, Local and Community.

Country Population: 16.1 mil

Humanitarian needs

1.26 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/David Lasso

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.