It has been four years since super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck several provinces in the Eastern Visayas region. After the huge influx of aid, it may be hard to believe but a huge percentage of the survivors still live in temporary shelters, are underserved in terms of social services and public utilities, and are either unemployed or in poor quality work. The typhoon-damaged areas have not been rehabilitated much less become more resilient.
Are lessons indeed being learnt as hazards-prone Philippines is challenged to survive and rise up from one calamity after another? On 8 November, 10am at the IBON Conference Hall, IBON along with environmental and disaster response centers will share notable observations on the fourth year of Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction in a media forum.