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Samaritan’s Purse has deployed a seven-person disaster assistance response team to join trained personnel already on location. n a series of three upcoming flights starting on Wednesday, Samaritan’s Purse is sending a emergency field hospital along with medical staff to treat the suffering in Ecuador. Samaritan’s Purse will be using a recently refurbished DC-8 cargo plane for transportation. The workhorse vehicle can carry 40 tons of emergency supplies and dozens of personnel to bring relief to traumatized survivors. April 21 5PM PST - Field hospital is up ready on the grounds of Napoleon Davila Hospital in Chone. They are also setting up an Emergency Field Hospital in San Vicente The organization is also at work to bring clean water to 50,000 people and to meet the shelter needs for 5,000 households. Non-food relief will be sent on the flight on Sunday.