Now the storm has passed

A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, considerable progress has been made, but it will take much more time to keep working with local communities not just for their recovery but to make them truly resilient for the next disasters. An exclusive commentary by Nigel Chapman, president and CEO of Plan International.

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About the author

  • Nigel Chapman

    Nigel Chapman is the chief executive officer of Plan International. Prior to Plan, he held various senior positions in news and current affairs with the BBC, spanning more than 30 years. He was the director of the BBC World Service and was the first director of BBC Online. He also served as the chair of BCC World Service Trust, the service's charitable arm, which uses communications and new technologies to aid development in some of the world's poorest countries.