Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) 2013


In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Philippines, killing thousands and yielding unprecedented wreckage.

People waiting in line after Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines (2013)
The successful evacuation of a tiny island community in the path of a devastating storm illustrates the important of preparedness in averting disaster.
Averted Disaster Award

This study investigates the role and dynamics of risk communication in these events, specifically examining the organizational processing of text within a complex institutional milieu. The authors show how the risk communication process failed to convey

Weather, Climate, and Society
In this report five disaster risk reduction and early recovery interventions from the Philippines, Vanuatu, and Vietnam were assessed to identify which elements are likely to facilitate recovery from disasters. The research investigated “off-the-radar communities” which in this research are broadly defined as communities that are geographically or politically far from the centers of political power. 
Oxfam International Secretariat
This study draws on the experiences and perspectives of households recovering from Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines 2013) and the Gorkha Earthquake (Nepal 2015). It reflects on challenges faced by households to self-recover from major disasters in urban environments, their interactions with humanitarian agencies, national and local institutions, infrastructures, markets and communities, and the influence of national and local governments’ policies and practices on self-recovery opportunities.
Overseas Development Institute British Academy, the
The Cabridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has collected data from households in the Philippines affected by the devastating 2013 Typhoon Haiyan to assess whether those with mutual microinsurance life cover policies were able to recover more effectively than those without.
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
This study aims to document evidence on the need to advance gender- and disability-inclusion in disaster recovery and also to use such evidence in mapping out pathways and entry points to make inclusion work in post-disaster contexts. Moreover, it aims to highlight the particular circumstances of women with disabilities, a “sector within a sector” that largely remains invisible in disaster risk management and development programming. 
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