Guidance note on better practices for timber procurement in Ecuador.
Timber Procurement Guidance Note for Ecuador - May 2016
BY EDM HELPDESK | 27 MAY 2016
According to the Ecuador Flash Appeal Earthquake of 16 April 2016, 35% of the housing stock in the affected area has experienced severe damage or destruction, with some communities suffering up to 80% losses. While this damage may have been done primarily to cement brick and concrete buildings, timber is needed for transitional shelter and may be a key element in building more seismically-safe buildings.