Typhoon Survivors Continue To Rebuild Lives 9 Months After Haiyan Devastation


A man cooks Lechon for Fiesta lunch in a destroyed area of Magallanes... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Adult,Celebration,District,Food and Drink,Geographical Locations,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leyte Island,Lunch,Magallanes y Antartica Chilena Region,Men,Natural Disaster,Philippines,Ruined,TaclobanPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesTACLOBAN, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES - AUGUST 16: A man cooks Lechon (roasted pork) for Fiesta lunch in a destroyed area of Magallanes district on August 16, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Fiesta is an annual celebration held by each town. The day generally starts with an early morning parade, before families gather at home for a large lunch often sharing the Philippine national food Lechon. Residents of Tacloban city and the surrounding areas continue to focus on rebuilding their lives nine months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on November 8, 2013, leaving more than 6000 dead and many more homeless. With many businesses and government operations back up and running and with the recent start of the years typhoon season, permanent housing continues to be the main focus with many families still living in temporary accommodation. As well as continuing recovery efforts Leyte is preparing for the arrival of Pope Francis, who will visit the region from January 15- 19. on August 16, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)