Video: The U.S. Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Part 1- Status Update & Needs Assessment

  • Jan 7, 2014
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    The Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS is convening a half-day conference to assess the effectiveness of the international response to the Haiyan tragedy. Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, and has since been described as the worst typhoon in Filipino history. The death toll stands at more than 6,000 and the damage is estimated at over $5 billion.

    The conference will focus on the role of the U.S. government and military, private sector, and non-government organizations in responding to the devastation. The conference will provide estimates of the rehabilitation needs and a platform to think about how U.S. policymakers should look at the rehabilitation effort going forward.

    Special thanks to Abbott Laboratories for making this event possible.


    0830-0900  Conference Registration

    0900-0910  Welcome & Outlining Our Mission

    Mr. Ernest Bower
    Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS

    0910-1005  Status Update & Needs Assessment

    H.E. Jose Cuisia
    Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines to the United States

    Moderator: 
    Mr. Murray Hiebert
    Senior Fellow and Deputy Director
    Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS