On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake devastated much of Port-au-Prince and Haiti. The earthquake struck one of the poorest countries in the world, highly vulnerable to natural disasters, and with a long legacy of poor governance and weak institutions. Unlike previous disasters, such as four back-to-back hurricanes in 2008, the international community responded quickly and generously to the earthquake. Governmental and private donors offered US$4 billion of aid to Haiti, promising to build back better.
1. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the relevance of DG ECHO actions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as their effectiveness and impact. Recognising the importance of protection in humanitarian action and specifically in the DRC context, the evaluation also aims to offer recommendations for the 2011 ECHO strategy on protection actions in DRC.
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Key findings, conclusions and main recommendations
The Philippines is one of the most hazard prone countries in the world (paragraphs 15-17). For this reason, the country has dedicated significant resources to strengthen response capacity and disaster management mechanisms. Under normal circumstances the Filipino Government has the capacity and ability to manage response to natural disasters. However, the magnitude, sequence and impact of the recent typhoons and storms overstretched the Philippines' response capacity.