Después del Terremoto
The earthquake of the 16th April 2016 occurred in the coastal region Manabi in Ecuador with a magnitude of 7.8. With an estimated loss of 90 percent in civilian property and 75 percent of the casualties the grounds gravely reflect these numbers. While visiting the villages and cities situated along the coastline in September 2016 conducting interviews with those affected and the aiding NGO volunteers, I got to know more about the political conditions of the country. The state is supposedly holding back Western crisis-relief supplies, to prove its ability to provide aid to those in need. In turn, those affected worst are still living in most precarious conditions. While other parts of the country are slowly recovering, many in Manabi are still housed in unofficial and official camps, living under strict military regulations.