With six types of natural threats identified
as major risks for Ecuador - earthquakes, seaquakes, volcanic eruptions,
floods, landslides, and droughts- IOM working with the Ministry of Economic
and Social Inclusion, participated in the drafting of Humanitarian Assistance
The new Standards, which were designed
specifically for the country's needs, include four principal areas: food,
shelter, kitchen and cleaning materials.
"In spite of the fact that the country
is prone to natural disasters, there were no Humanitarian Assistance Standards.