Typhoon Survivors Continue To Rebuild Lives 9 Months After Haiyan Devastation


A young boy collects flowers at the San Jose evacuation complex on... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Bestof,Boys,Child,Evacuation,Flower,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leyte Island,Natural Disaster,Philippines,Tacloban,Topics,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesTACLOBAN, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES - AUGUST 16: A young boy collects flowers at the San Jose evacuation complex on August 16, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Many families are still housed in temporary tent housing in the San Jose district. The families have been told that they will be rehoused before the visit of Pope Francis. 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)