Amaratunga, Dilanthi (2014) Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the RAY plan. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 5 (1). ISSN 1759-5908

Disasters caused global economic losses of about $130 billion (€94.5 billion) in 2013, according to Swiss Re (2013). November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was the deadliest single disaster, killing more than 7,000 people, Swiss Re noted.

Haiyan reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, killing at least 6,102 people, with nearly 1,800 missing, at least 3,424,593 families or 16,078,181 people in 12,139 villages in 44 provinces were affected while 890,895 families or 4,095,280 people were displaced.

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