Making sure no one is forgotten in the response to Typhoon Haiyan
Development and Peace, August 28, 2014 — The fierceness of Typhoon Haiyan can be easily seen from the road that winds along the coast of Eastern Samar (Philippines). Every few hundred metres, out of the billowing coconut trees, another town of ramshackle houses appears, the tarps that serve as roofs flapping in the wind. With so much devastation around, it is easy to lose sight of what is beyond the palm trees.
Many of the mountainside communities here were left behind by relief and reconstruction efforts. Although not touched by the sea during the typhoon, these communities were not spared the effects of the 320 kilometre per hour winds that bore down on the island.
By Kelly Di Domenico