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Government for a New Age by Michel Khoury, Rabih Abouchakra

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Fostering resilience

On 7 November 2013, super-typhoon Haiyan crashed into the Philippines with devastating results. Haiyan’s impact caused catastrophic damage throughout much of the islands of Leyte and Samar, devastating property and causing significant loss of life. Early estimates placed the death toll in the tens of thousands, and the economic cost at many billions of dollars. By 11 November, the provinces of Aklan, Capiz, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte, Palawan and Samar were placed under a state of national calamity, allowing the government to use state funds for disaster relief, rehabilitation and the price control of basic goods. The country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council was responsible for coordinating a disaster ...

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