Typhoon Survivors Continue To Rebuild Lives 9 Months After Haiyan Devastation


Women wait to have their children baptised at the St Vincent Ferrer... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Adult,Baptism,Child,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leyte Island,Natural Disaster,Philippines,Waiting,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesTANAUAN, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES - AUGUST 14: Women wait to have their children baptised at the St Vincent Ferrer Parish Church on August 14, 2014 in Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines. Today's mass also included a large number of baptisms due to Fiesta being thought of as a lucky day, as August marks nine months since Typhoon Yolanda struck, many of these babies are referred to as 'Yolanda babies'. 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)