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Lessons learned from previous typhoons in the Philippines (Metro Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan)

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CHAPTER 1

Key lessons learnt from evaluations after typhoons in the Philippines

A number of key lessons emerged from the Real-time Evaluation of the response to the disasters that affected Northern Mindanao in 2011. Further lessons were drawn from a review of the impact of the floods that hit Manila in 2009 and the aid mobilization that followed. This made it possible to combine two levels of analysis, covering the following situations which could potentially affect the Filipino Archipelago:

  • Floods in very large cities, particularly long-lasting floods which affect urban planning and the emergency response capacity;

  • Floods in smaller urban contexts, where small- to medium-scale funding is required, but where speed is important.