Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) that struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013 was one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded; it caused massive damage across the Visayas 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.
Joint Review (Humanitarian Coalition and Disasters Emergency Committee)
In March 2014, the Humanitarian Coalition and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC, UK based) completed a joint review, comprised of a 19-day visit to areas affected by typhoon Haiyan in Cebu, Leyte, Samar and Panay.This report highlights key recommendations and lessons learned from the response of HC and DEC members.
Humanitarian Coalition Final Desk Review
Summer 2015, a final review was conducted in order to examine the overall response. A literature review was developed with the objective of identifying and outlining some of the key best practices, common challenges and lessons learned from urban Shelter, WASH, and Livelihoods interventions undertaken. Based on the literature review, a discussion paper was produced to provide recommendations for Canada-based humanitarian agencies and donors looking to improve their involvement in urban-based humanitarian responses.