#SaferTogether against COVID-19: offering protection for migrants and refugees in Ecuador

A young girl walks through the empty streets of Santo Domingo, Ecuador. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.
Ecuador is seen as a safe place in South America. Many refugees from Colombia and Venezuela take shelter in the country. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.

Young people on the edge

Valeria and her friends in the courtyard of Casa Isabel. Behind them, the mural says: “always give your best”. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.
Valeria goes to the pool on a weekly basis to heal her scoliosis. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.

Keeping families safe

In the center, Camillo, 9 years old from Colombia. Family reunification process with his aunt in Colombia is approved, but is on hold because borders are closed due to the pandemic. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.
Kleydi, holding her baby, was able to stay longer than usual in Casa Isabel because of the pandemic. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.
Dalis witnessed the killing of an entire family in her neighbuorhood, and her partner disappeared. Terrified, she decided to flee Colombia with her four daughters. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.

An urgent intervention

After days living on the street, 10-year-old Shary, plays on the rooftop of the home that her mother rents thanks to the EU financial support. ©Agnès Dherbeys/MYOP. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.

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