Typhoon Survivors Continue To Rebuild Lives 9 Months After Haiyan Devastation


Students attend class at the San Fernando Central School on August... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Attending,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leyte Island,Natural Disaster,Philippines,Student,TaclobanPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesTACLOBAN, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES - AUGUST 15: Students attend class at the San Fernando Central School on August 15, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. The school was heavily damaged during Typhoon Yolanda and currently still has evacuated families living temporary housing in some classrooms. 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. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)