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Reducing mortality through social development and community sheltering

23 Sep 2016, Univ of Colorado

As Typhoon Hagupit approached the Philippines in December 2014, over half a million people were evacuated. Still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan a year earlier, the country prepared for the worst. Despite this, thousands chose not to flee and 18 people were killed. Research conducted in the aftermath provides new insights for future disaster risk reduction strategies.





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