Ecuador quake response under way to help "shattered" communities

Loading trucks with WFP food for the quake-stricken town of Pedernales in Ecuador. Photo: WFP Media

The extent of the damage caused by Ecuador's devastating earthquake is massive, UN agencies have announced, as the response operation continues.

The 7.8 magnitude tremor was the strongest to hit the country since 1979, with more than 400 reported fatalities and thousands of injured.

The latest indications are that the earthquake last Saturday destroyed more than 800 buildings including schools and hospitals.

Here's Daniel Johnson in Geneva.

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