Disaster Relief Network In Philippines Concerned About Onset Of Typhoon Season

Devex: Nowhere to run
James Shepherd-Barron, disaster management consultant, disaster epidemiologist, and Shelter Cluster coordinator in the Philippines

“…Within a week after [Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines], the organizations that together form the Shelter Cluster had distributed tarpaulins, blankets, mats, and cooking sets to 35,000 of the worst-affected families. … Despite these achievements, the Shelter Cluster is increasingly concerned by the imminent start of this year’s typhoon season and the deadly threat it poses to the population, more than 100,000 of whom are still living in tents. … We’re doing as much as we can to give families the support and advice they need to build back safer. But a whole lot more remains to be done if we are to protect the Filipino people from what comes next” (5/5).

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