US sends quake aid to Ecuador

MANTA, Ecuador (AP) – The U.S. is deploying disaster experts to Ecuador and sending $100,000 in supplies as the country grapples with tens of thousands of people displaced by Saturday’s earthquake.

The U.S. Agency for International Development announced Tuesday that it was joining the effort to help survivors of Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in the South American country. Teams from Mexico, Switzerland, Colombia, Venezuela and other countries are already in place.

The agency says U.S. workers will help analyze the situation on the ground and work to meet humanitarian needs.

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