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Why the Philippines Wasn’t Ready for Typhoon Haiyan

      

Destruction in the Philippines' Leyte province. (Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau via Getty Images)

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washingtonpost.com - by Max Fisher - November 11, 2013

The typhoon that tore through the Philippines on Friday threw the country into such turmoil that, days later, public officials are reporting wildly different death tolls. The government disaster relief agency announced 229 killed, the army reported 942 and local officials in the devastated provence of Leyte went as high as 10,000. But none are much more than estimates, given that emergency workers still can't reach some of the worst-affected areas.

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Republic of the Philippines - Official Gazette - Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Updates - Crisis and Relief Map

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Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is one of the strongest storms to hit the Philippines. Click on the link below for updates from the Republic of the Philippines Official Gazette.

http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/

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GIS Corps - URISA - Philippines Typhoon Online Maps


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Typhoon Haiyan: In Hard-Hit Tacloban

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cnn.com - by Andrew Stevens and Paula Hancocks - November 10, 2013

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- No building in this coastal city of 200,000 residents appears to have escaped damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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Vietnam - Typhoon Haiyan Information

Cây đổ ở Hà Nội sau bão Haiyan
Ảnh hưởng của cơn bão Haiyan, Hà Nội từ đêm qua có mưa to và gió thổi mạnh
http://vnexpress.net/tin-tuc/thoi-su/cay-do-o-ha-noi-sau-bao-haiyan-2908333.html

Trực tiếp: Bão số 14 đã làm 13 người thiệt mạng
VOV.VN- Tại các địa phương ảnh hưởng của bão số 14 đã có 13 người chết và 81 người bị thương...
http://vov.vn/Doi-song/Truc-tiep-Sau-can-quet-Quang-Ninh-bao-huong-vao-Trung-Quoc/290460.vov

Tâm bão Haiyan đang ở địa đầu Móng Cái (Quảng Ninh)
http://tuoitre.vn/Chinh-tri-Xa-hoi/579503/tam-bao%C2%A0haiyan-dang-o-huyen-dia-dau-mong-cai-quang-ninh.html#ad-image-0

Haiyan makes landfall, weakens into depression
http://english.vov.vn/Society/Haiyan-makes-landfall-weakens-into-depression/266984.vov

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China - Typhoon Haiyan Information

Cây cối, biển quảng cáo đổ, xe tải lật... là những cảnh tượng diễn ra ở đảo Hải Nam, phần lãnh thổ đầu tiên của Trung Quốc hứng siêu bão Haiyan gây ra sau khi đổi hướng đột ngột.
http://www.tienphong.vn/the-gioi/656026/Bao-Haiyan-hat-vang-xe-tai-o-Trung-Quoc-tpol.html

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These are the Humanitarian Decision Makers

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veritythink.com - by Andrej Verity - September 3, 2013

In my June post Who are the Humanitarian Decision Makers, I outlined why I have problems with how easily we use the phrase “for the decision makers” without really knowing who they are. Once you start investigating the problem, you quickly realize how large and diverse the range of decision makers are in humanitarian response.

Now, it is easy to complain but harder to do something. So rather than leaving this problem to fester within the community, a few of us decided to do something.

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