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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 04:55 AM

Palestine sends 19 rescuers to Ecuador, US sends nobody

Palestine sends 19 rescuers to Ecuador, US sends nobody

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Palestine has sent 19 rescuers to Ecuador in the aftermath of the South American country's devastating earthquake which is 19 more than the US, who have sent none at all, TeleSUR English said on April 21.

Palestine is the only country outside of Europe and Latin America that has sent rescue experts to Ecuador. Latin America far surpasses any region in sending humanitarian aid and rescue experts to Ecuador for earthquake relief, with Venezuela sending almost a third of all rescue specialists.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on April 19 that South America should have its own Secretary of Natural Disasters, since no one country has enough resources to mobilise in such large-scale emergencies.

Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in the continent, with a population barely above 16 million. It could only send 18 trained rescuers to affected areas, compared to Venezuela's 212.

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61617

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 05:38 AM

1. There was a small group of Mormons in Ecuador when the earthquake occurred.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:39 PM

5. My article, when published, was 100% correct, and the US had not contributed aid. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:05 PM

6. Story reported on Us assistance prior to the story u posted

You are wrong again

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:25 PM

7. When are you heading to Ecuador to help with relief activities?

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