U.S. Post-typhoon Response in the Philippines: Health and Human Rights Issues, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, December 3, 2013 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the December 3, 2013 hearing, "The U.S. Post-Typhoon Response in the Philippines: Health and Human Rights Issues" before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. The hearing was called in the wake of Typhoon Yaiyan/Yolanda, "the deadliest typhoon ever to hit South East Asia". Concerns addressed during the hearing spanned the variety of aid programs provided by the U.S.: military relief, provisioning, airlift, disease prevention, and medical care. Topics of increased concern include: lack of electricity, lack of indigenous healthcare workers, lack of protection from human trafficking, lack of school buildings, and damaged agricultural areas. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nancy Lindborg, Sean Callahan, and Chris Palusky.
Serial No. 113-141
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