One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) caused massive damage and killed over six thousand people. Over four million people were displaced and over one million homes were damaged or destroyed. Livelihoods were severely affected with some 33 million coconut trees damaged and around 30 000 fishing boats damaged or destroyed.
Four months after Typhoon Haiyan struck, the Humanitarian Coalition and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC, UK based) completed a joint review that highlights key recommendations and lessons learned from the response of HC and DEC members Please follow this link to read the report.
In the summer of 2015, SvN and consulting firm rePlan were hired by HC and DEC to conduct a final review to examine the efficacy of the overall response. Following a literature review, SvN/rePlan created a discussion paper to provide recommendations for Canada-based humanitarian agencies and donors looking to improve their involvement in urban-based humanitarian responses. Please follow the link to read the discussion paper.
About the Humanitarian Coalition
The Humanitarian Coalition brings together Canada’s leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises. As a joint Canadian approach to humanitarian response, the Humanitarian Coalition is a “one-stop-shop” for all Canadians during times of international humanitarian crises. The five member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition work together to reduce unnecessary competition, inform the public on humanitarian needs, increase the impact of Canadian humanitarian responses and reduce administrative costs.