8 Nov
2016

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Haiyan three years on

8 Nov, 2016


A vessel blown on shore by the super Typhoon

A vessel blown on shore by the super Typhoon

Sandra helping out with the rebuild efforts.

Sandra helping out with the rebuild efforts.

In June 2014, seven months after the super typhoon Haiyan stuck the Philippines, I found myself visiting Tacloban in the Eastern Visayas, the area most badly affected by the typhoon. Despite many years experience of working in projects and development, I was struck by the sheer destruction that was still evident everywhere. Devastation not only of buildings, but also of people’s lives, many mourned for their dead or loved ones still missing.

Amid the pain and loss there was a sense of hope. Aid agencies from around the world were at work and clearing-up operations and rebuilding projects were the order of the day. Friends and neighbours rallied round to help one another.

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