On the road to recovery

The shift from humanitarian response to long-term development in the post-Haiyan context requires a continued and sustained planning effort. Without it, gains will be lost and humanitarian needs will re-emerge on a larger scale in the Philippines, writes Kasper Engborg, head of the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Tacloban.

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  • Kasper Engborg

    Kasper Engborg is currently the head of OCHA in Tacloban, Philippines, which has been the regional hub for coordinating support in response Typhoon Haiyan. He has more than 18 years of international humanitarian and development experience in interagency coordination and programming in chronic and complex emergencies, natural disasters and post-conflict settings. Engborg has also worked with UNHCR, UNICEF and the Danish Red Cross, and in several countries including Eritrea, Georgia, Laos, Kosovo, Palestinian territories, Malawi, Iraq, Jordan, Uganda, North Korea and the Philippines.