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16 Dec 2016 description

Executive Summary

Super Typhoon Haiyan is the most devastating weather disturbance and the first major mega-disaster that hit the Philippines in recent memory. Its aftermath offers lessons that need to be factored into the country’s HADR policies, systems, and capacities if the country is to build resilience to increasingly frequent and extreme weather events like Super Typhoon Haiyan.

09 Dec 2014 description

By Mely Caballero-Anthony and Julius Cesar I. Trajano

Synopsis

The onslaught of super typhoon Hagupit has once again raised fears of massive destruction and high casualties in the Philippines. Being prepared helps mitigate the impact of destructive typhoons.

Commentary

FOR THE communities in central Philippines, a repeat of 2013’s onslaught of super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) raised, once again, fears of devastation and loss of lives with the arrival of Typhoon Hagupit.

04 Feb 2014 description

No. 022/2014 dated 4 February 2014

By Jurise Athena Oliveros and Paul S. Teng

Synopsis

Many Asian countries are highly susceptible to climate hazards, resulting in food insecurity. The magnitude of the devastation of typhoon Haiyan should serve as a clarion call for regional action to improve food security in the region.

Commentary

15 Nov 2013 description

No. 211/2013 dated 15 November 2013

By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Gianna Gayle Amul and Julius Trajano

Synopsis

No one could have anticipated the devastating impact of super typhoon Haiyan that hit central Philippines a week ago. The country faces the herculean task of providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief on an unprecedented scale. National authorities need to examine what has gone wrong to address the complex humanitarian challenges facing the survivors.

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