The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM believes that disasters induce forced migration. This is why the organization has its activities relating to emergency and post-emergency operation assistance. The Organization directs its activities on the four phases of emergency intervention, which are: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. IOM’s programme for disaster resilience focuses on emergency relief, return integration, capacity-building and protection of affected population.
The Organization’s post-emergency programme bridges the gap between relief and development by empowering communities to assist in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of affected areas as one of the ways to prevent forced migration.
This Map Book was compiled by the organization to aid in the disaster planning of the affected areas of typhoon Haiyan. The maps included here are vital for developing a more disaster resilient community.