After Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines shook up its methods for keeping the public risk-informed, and ensuring early dissemination of warnings and efficient evacuations to promote a “zero casualty” approach.
By 2014, all 80 provinces and over 91% of cities/municipalities established DRM offices. To accelerate reforms, capacity building activities for local government agencies benefited from GFDRR funding and technical expertise.
Barely two years after Typhoon 'Yolanda' ravaged Eastern Visayas, survivors from Tanauan are showing signs of full recovery. One is the building of safer communities in various relocation sites around town.
Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. The 2015 World Disasters Report examines the challenges they face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.
The world is facing a new normal of unprecedented challenges. More people are forcibly displaced now than at any time since 1945, with more than 59 million IDPs, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. Mercy Corps asks if the current system is fit for purpose.