"Oxfam has deployed a 7-person regional assessment team. Fundraising has begun. Working with Ecuador Government and Ecuador Red Cross on WASH; mobilizing WASH relief supplies. UPDATE April 23: Oxfam staff in Ecuador are working with the government to establish the effective distribution system of safe water in Portoviejo and Pedernales. Two tonnes of water pipes and tanks arrived in Quito last night by plane with the support of the Spanish Cooperation Agency AECID. The aid will provide safe water for 10,000 people. The main issues people face now in Pedernales and other places hit hardest by the earthquake are accessing clean water in large enough quantities, and also sanitation measures to prevent water-borne diseases, especially among children and the elderly. Oxfam plans to maintain its humanitarian assistance in Ecuador for at least the next three months.