Ecuador – Earthquake (April 18) [fr]
Excerpts from the daily press briefing by Romain Nadal, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Development spokesman (Paris, April 18, 2016)
On April 17, President Hollande and Jean-Marc Ayrault expressed France’s solidarity with Ecuador. The earthquake took the lives of hundreds of people and left thousands injured.
We are coordinating with our partners, particularly those in Europe, to provide Ecuador with all necessary assistance. We have offered the support of French civil security services and stand ready to examine any request for emergency humanitarian assistance from the Ecuadorian authorities.
The French Embassy is in contact with the Ecuadorian authorities and with French nationals in that country, in order to come to their aid.