Understanding the supply network of construction materials used to construct shelters in refugee camps, or during the reconstruction of communities, is important as it can reveal the intricate links between different stakeholders and the volumes and speeds of material flows to the end-user. Using social network analysis (SNA) enables another dimension to be analysed – the role of commonalities. This is likely to be particularly important when attempting to replace vernacular materials with higher-performing alternatives or when encouraging the use of non-vernacular methods. This paper aims to analyse the supply networks of four different disaster-relief situations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Issue numberahead-of-print
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2021


  • Supply network
  • Disaster-relief shelters
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Refugees
  • Social network analysis
  • SNA

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