On April 16, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, killing at least 350 people, a number that is expected to rise as first responders reach the affected area. This is the strongest earthquake Ecuador has experienced since 1979. Hundreds more have been injured, and there are reports of widespread damage to buildings, roads and other infrastructure. Communications are down or intermittent, further complicating damage assessment and need. Given the widespread impact, Catholic Relief Services is coordinating with other humanitarian organizations and our partners to determine priorities. Water, food and emergency shelter will be the biggest needs in the coming days.