Has the Philippines learnt from Typhoon Haiyan in 2013? Was the country prepared for Typhoon Koppu? Thousands of lives have been saved this time, compared to Haiyan, but individuals need to collaborate to reach a zero casualty target. And while the media praise the relatively low numbers of lives lost, there is little mention of the huge impact Koppu has brought on livelihoods.
Written by: Elle Fernandez (IIRR Regional Center for Asia) & Bruno Haghebaert (GNDR Secretariat)