Last November HLSWatch gave considerable attention to the impact of Hurricane Haiyan — locally called Yolanda — on the Central Philippines.
For those not directly involved in humanitarian relief, the aftermath became a valuable case study in supply chain resilience… and too often suppression of such resilience. There were plenty of lessons for the US, if anyone was willing to watch and listen.
A few year-old links that may be worth scanning for analogies that still apply:
In terms of recovery: Of course it has been uneven. Of course there are heart-warming and heart-breaking stories. In most ways and in most cases, recovery is the most complicated — complex — stage of the disaster cycle. Will be interested in what lessons-learned you perceive.
Here are a few updates:
New Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (geenormous)
GMA News Aggregation Site for Yolanda Recovery (Manila media outlet)
Some move on, some agonize (AP, The Inquirer, Manila)
Building Back Better (Christian Science Monitor)
Still trying to survive (BBC)