Hope in the land of Yolanda

On November 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan devastated Philippines. It was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, and it took the lives of over 6,300 people, leaving many more thousand homeless.  

Six months later, I visited Tacloban, one of the hardest-hit places, to document how they were coping with all the challenges brought by the typhoon, and what I found was a community that, despite the many difficulties they were facing, showed me remarkable strength, faith, hope and resilience. 

These pictures were my attempt to make them justice, and the video at the bottom shows some behind the scenes of my unforgettable time there. To know more about this experience, check this blog post I wrote last year.