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Teachers are using ChildFund’s Child-Centred Spaces as temporary classrooms while schools are rebuilt [photo credit: ChildFund]
Driving in the car from Ormoc to Tacloban I see destruction.
ChildFund is committed to helping families and communities recover from Typhoon Haiyan over the long term.
“Are you sure you don’t want anything?” I asked the young boy. I was suddenly concerned. When I was 10 years old, I wanted a lot of things for Christmas. Justin just looked back at me and said, “I’m alive, Mama and Papa are alive. All three of us are alive.”
Photo: “At first, most children drew pictures of the typhoon and the destruction, but in more recent days, they are drawing their family and friends."
As you approach Tambulilid School, the singing and laughter of children gets louder and louder. It’s great to hear children having fun and being children again.
Children shelter at a chapel that withstood Typhoon Haiyan [Photo credit: ChildFund]
The official death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has passed 4,000 with another 1,600 people missing and over 18,000 injured. An estimated 4 million people in the Philippines have been displaced from their homes, many of them in evacuation centres. Based on rapid assessment results, ChildFund is focusing our emergency response in some of the hardest-hit areas.