A huge humanitarian crisis: The super typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and has left a death toll of thousands of people with a big portion of the population in the streets homeless.
Satellite Photo Super Typhoon Haiyan
Pictures of Destruction
In the following months, there will be a number of lessons learned from this devastation regarding building regulations, zoning and infrastructures.
Although this is an unforeseeable and unusual event, the scale of the death toll is unacceptable in today’s society where the technological advances are such that a minimum protection of human lives should be guaranteed from structures and infrastructures.