Typhoon Haiyan Overview

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  • Date January 31, 2017
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  • Publication Shelter Projects 2015-2016
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  • Pages 32-35
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  • ISBN 978-92-9068-736-8
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Abstract: Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall on 8 November 2013 and was one of the largest typhoons ever recorded. While the main government response consisted of subsidies for housing reconstruction or repair, humanitarian agencies used a range of approaches which included cash- or voucher-based interventions, but also training and construction of transitional, core or permanent shelters. Particular issues in this response included the lack of support for secure tenure, the lifespan of transitional shelter solutions and the poor quality control, particularly in regards to coco-lumber.

Recommended Citation: Opdyke, A., Dalgado, D., and Maynard, V. (2017) Typhoon Haiyan Overview. Shelter Projects 2015-2016, A. Piccioli, J. Ashmore, K. Kosareff, and J. Mamo, eds., International Organization for Migration (IOM), 32-35. ISBN: 978-92-9068-736-8

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