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In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, a majority of the designated evacuation centers (mostly in the form of school buildings or public gymnasiums) were severely damaged. In the drive to build back better and safer, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and its partners aimed to build safer and more structurally sound, dual‐purpose evacuat…
This handbook was made to provide simple information to home owners, designers and builders, and building monitors to teach principles of good design and good construction in a natural hazard prone area. Thoroughly studied, they will also guide on whether to repair or rebuild damaged houses. The descriptions are followed by a code of minimum standards f…
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26 November 2010
The purpose of this document is to create a cohesive documented body of knowledge for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, in the recognition that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters. It is an initial step in documenting, collecting and sharing disaster recovery experiences and lessons. I…
Publication
26 November 2010
This recovery status report focuses on the intensive recovery interventions of the international humanitarian community and the Government of Myanmar following the unprecedented damages and losses caused by Nargis. It addresses the need to give priority to long-term recovery activities such as livelihood strengthening, community infrastructure and disas…
This review addresses the catastrophic Wenchuan Earthquake of 12 May 2008 with the objectives of: (i) strengthening operational recovery procedures with regard to the integration of disaster risk reduction; (ii) defining lessons learned and good practices for integrating disaster mitigation in post disaster operations; and (iii) informing the transition…
This study aims to assess shelter recovery in the Delta and its resilience for future disasters, thus addressing the priorities for action III and IV of the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA), and to provide added value by facilitating a system wide analysis and a study of the recovery process with a focus on 'building back better'. The findings from this…
This handbook was made to provide simple information to home owners, designers and builders, and building monitors to teach principles of good design and good construction in a natural hazard prone area. Thoroughly studied, they will also guide on whether to repair or rebuild damaged houses. The descriptions are followed by a code of minimum standards f…