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Ecuador Earthquake: How to Help

At least 350 people were killed and thousands more were left homeless



    Rescuers and aid from all over the world are flooding into Ecuador as survivors start a second day in towns flattened by a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

    The search for people trapped beneath the rubble continues. At least 350 people were killed, including two Canadians, and thousands are homeless.

    Ecuador's Foreign Affairs Minister Guillaume Long says hundreds of international aid workers are in place. Mexico has sent 120 helpers, Spain sent 80 rescue experts and Chile sent 49 firefighters. Missions have also arrived from Peru, Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Switzerland.

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    Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will help in any way possible.

    International aid groups have dispatched doctors and psychologists, and dogs trained to search for survivors. Workers are also setting up plants to clean drinking water.

    Here's how to help: