‘The closer you get to the path of the typhoon the greater the destruction. This can happen within 20 kilometres. Within that short distance you can go from little or no destruction to 95 percent of everything being completely obliterated. It is this amount of destruction we are expecting from the worst hit areas.’
ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) volunteer John Cordell was part of one of the first SRTs to arrive in the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to assess the need for emergency shelter and other vital aid. From his description, it’s no wonder that three months on rebuilding efforts continue, particularly in Tacloban, where around ten percent of houses were left standing.
This latest slideshow is a collection of photos highlighting some of ShelterBox’s relief efforts in the country:
ShelterBox has helped nearly 5,000 families in total across various Philippine islands, some more remote than others. Thanks for helping us make a difference to the lives of other in need.