We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all. Ikan-Unterwasserarchiv Frankfurt, Muallil RN, Mamauag SS, Cababaro JT et al (2014) Catch trends in Philippine small-scale fisheries over the last five decades: the fishers' perspectives. Biodivers Conserv 24:2475–2495. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/11/11/why-the-philippines-wasnt-ready-for-typhoon-haiyan/. On the other hand, the Philippine state, since the 1990s, has been undergoing a process of administrative decentralization in an effort to empower LGUs and enhance their political autonomy, partially clipping the national government's wings and reducing the extent of its jurisdiction outside the National Capital Region (NCR).
So to begin with, the Philippine state, regardless of the political will of its officials in the run up to or the immediate aftermath of a natural calamity, suffered from a profound capacity deficit. Accessed 14 Aug 2016, Fox HE, Caldwell RL (2006) Recovery from blast fishing on coral reefs: a tale of two scales. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.
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When Haiyan hit coastal communities and far-flung areas, the infrastructure was easily destroyed, while the PAF only had 3 C-130 aircrafts to dispatch to affected areas.
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Mar Pollut Bull 29:62–68. We also found that most reefs in the area already suffered degradation prior to Yolanda (i.e., due to overfishing, destructive fishing, and siltation from land).
Learn more about ReliefWeb, leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996. Many of such areas have suffered from loss of lives, properties and livestock, and several remain isolated and cut off from electricity, water and communication signals.
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Lack of strategic foresight, overreliance on external partners, and chronic corruption has deprived the PAF and other branches of the armed forces of much-needed funds to modernize and enhance its capacities. He went on defending his government's response, characterizing it as "reassuring" to the vast majority of the affected people, while partially absolving his administration of any blame by arguing how the local governments are primarily responsible for initial relief and disaster response operations.