Debris removal “problem” 2 months after Ecuador earthquake

16 June 2016

The removal of debris following the catastrophic earthquake in Ecuador two months ago remains a “problem” for which it’s difficult to attract donor funding, according to a United Nations advisor on disaster risk management in the South American nation.

More than 650 people died in the magnitude 7.8 tremor which struck on 16 April in the north-west of the country.

Over 1000 buildings were destroyed and more than 80 severely damaged.

Some 28,000 people are still living in temporary accommodation.

Nury Bermudez works as an advisor for the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Daniel Dickinson asked her about the current situation.

Duration: 3’30”

 

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