Ecuador | Latin America
By 18 May, Ecuador had 33,182 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2,736 deaths. The damages are already noticeable. Families have kept their dead relatives in their homes due to the lack of capacity to cremate them and hundreds of parents have been unable to feed their children for several days. These are not just stories, but realities for many. Quid Ecuador has been able to assist 101 families by delivering emergency food kits so that families can avoid hunger while in lockdown. With these kits, around 450 people, out of which 40% are children, have received the assistance they need. 81% of Quid’s beneficiaries are immigrants who are not able to apply for government programs and thus are unable to access official economic relief.