Planning Relief Efforts in the Philippines

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As horrific as typhoon Haiyan's impact has been on the Philippines, it’s not the first time a typhoon of great magnitude has hit the region.

After years in the field, disaster management experts have developed a complex set of protocols for deploying help in the days and weeks after a major natural disaster like this one.

Bob Kitchen, the International Rescue Committee’s Director of Emergency Preparedness, explains some of the procedures his organization follows in situations like this.