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Tacloban City: Three weeks after Haiyan
Homelessness and rubble dominate the Philippines city which suffered the worst devastation in the November 8 typhoon.
Last updated: 27 Nov 2013 13:17
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Tacloban, Philippines - It has been nearly three weeks since Typhoon Haiyan, the world's biggest-ever storm to make landfall, struck the central Philippines - killing more than 5,200 people, displacing 4.4 million and destroying $547m in crops and infrastructure.

In Leyte Province, 70 to 80 percent of the area was destroyed. Tacloban, the capital of Leyte, where five-metre waves flattened nearly everything in their path, suffered more loss of life than any other Philippine city. Outside the town centre, in a hillside cemetery, city workers have dug a mass gravesite which stretches along 100 metres.

Much of Tacloban has been turned to rubble, leaving many survivors homeless and dependent on aid. Philippine Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla said on November 14 that it may take six weeks before the first typhoon-hit towns get their electric power back.

Visiting the city, it is clear that - despite the help of the international community - it will take a very long time for the town to recover.


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A Typhoon Haiyan survivor carrying her clothes looks at a mannequin's head which was put on a stick as she walks through the ruins of Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.


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A devastated area is seen from the air, during the first commercial flight after services re-opened between Manila and Tacloban on November 21, 2013.


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Typhoon Haiyan survivors stand in the rain and watch as people from their destroyed neighborhood search for dead bodies in the rubble in Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.


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A survivor covers his nose as he rides past bags containing corpses in the streets near the airport in Tacloban City, Leyte, on November 23, 2013.


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A heavy truck washed ashore in a residential area remains unmoved two weeks after the storm. The photo was taken in Tacloban City, on November 23, 2013.


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Policemen load the bodies of typhoon victims recovered from the rubble in downtown Tacloban City, on November 23, 2013.


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Typhoon Haiyan survivors wait for their evacuation flight at the airport in Tacloban City on November 21, 2013.


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A soldier walks by a destroyed building as a US Marine Force Sea Hawk helicopter lands at the airport in Tacloban City, on November 21, 2013. Humanitarian efforts from all over the world, led by the United States, are now in central Philippines following the November 8 Typhoon Haiyan that displaced hundreds of thousands of people.


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Typhoon survivors take shelter inside a Catholic Church in Tacloban city, on November 22, 2013.


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In this photo taken on Friday November 22, 2013, a Filipino boy is seen standing in what used to be the central market of Tacloban City - now mostly rubble.


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Typhoon Haiyan survivor Benjamin Villaruel, 47, is seen holding his daughter as he cooks dinner at a place where his family takes shelter in Tacloban City, on Friday November 22, 2013.


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A Filipino man carries a tin roof as he walks pass the debris on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Tacloban City.


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A Philippino boy plays golf wth a club he found in the rubble in downtown Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.


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Typhoon Haiyan survivors sit inside their candlelit home in Tacloban City, on Thursday, November 21, 2013.


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Typhoon survivors pose for photos while buying some accesories at a downtown public market as businesses slowly open in Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.



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Tacloban City: Two weeks after Typhoon HaiyanA visit to the city most severely hit by the massive typhoon the struck the Philippines on November 8. Tacloban City in Leyte Province in the Philippines. Two weeks after the storm that killed thousands, and left many other homeless, those who survived are trying to get on with their lives, make the best of the little they have.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyanen-ussupport@newscred.comUntitled Site10Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:29:19 GMTMannequin's headhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/mannequins-head/dcfd7d03d5bf0c993b6ed0a99757c3d8

A Typhoon Haiyan survivor carrying her clothes looks at a mannequin's head which was put on a stick as she walks through the ruins of Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.

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A Typhoon Haiyan survivor carrying her clothes looks at a mannequin's head which was put on a stick as she walks through the ruins of Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.

Aerial view of Taclobanhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/aerial-view-of-tacloban/d432b89d946baf61c5ff52ab1dc9ae11

A devastated area is seen from the air, during the first commercial flight after services re-opened between Manila and Tacloban on November 21, 2013.

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A devastated area is seen from the air, during the first commercial flight after services re-opened between Manila and Tacloban on November 21, 2013.

Searching for bodieshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/searching-for-bodies/aa36200fb3a49faf7f5eca40396b0b57

Typhoon Haiyan survivors stand in the rain and watch as people from their destroyed neighborhood search for dead bodies in the rubble in Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors stand in the rain and watch as people from their destroyed neighborhood search for dead bodies in the rubble in Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.

Bodies in the streetshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/bodies-in-the-streets/1d24d43a3e12b91bb9a8a686faf8f873

A survivor covers his nose as he rides past bags containing corpses in the streets near the airport in Tacloban City, Leyte, on November 23, 2013.

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A survivor covers his nose as he rides past bags containing corpses in the streets near the airport in Tacloban City, Leyte, on November 23, 2013.

Truck unmovedhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/truck-unmoved/bd546ec23c3a24e4058f05bd1561a309

A heavy truck washed ashore in a residential area remains unmoved two weeks after the storm. The photo was taken in Tacloban City, on November 23, 2013.

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A heavy truck washed ashore in a residential area remains unmoved two weeks after the storm. The photo was taken in Tacloban City, on November 23, 2013.

Clearing bodieshttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/clearing-bodies/24a47ecf51a6189c6f2d751fa6c514c2

Policemen load the bodies of typhoon victims recovered from the rubble in downtown Tacloban City, on November 23, 2013.

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Policemen load the bodies of typhoon victims recovered from the rubble in downtown Tacloban City, on November 23, 2013.

Waiting to escapehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/waiting-to-escape/582b17933e41cc6b9a07c48e0173de15

Typhoon Haiyan survivors wait for their evacuation flight at the airport in Tacloban City on November 21, 2013.

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors wait for their evacuation flight at the airport in Tacloban City on November 21, 2013.

Coming to the rescuehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/coming-to-the-rescue/7f766177d2421477d4992a4fc4efb30b

A soldier walks by a destroyed building as a US Marine Force Sea Hawk helicopter lands at the airport in Tacloban City, on November 21, 2013. Humanitarian efforts from all over the world, led by the United States, are now in central Philippines following the November 8 Typhoon Haiyan that displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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A soldier walks by a destroyed building as a US Marine Force Sea Hawk helicopter lands at the airport in Tacloban City, on November 21, 2013. Humanitarian efforts from all over the world, led by the United States, are now in central Philippines following the November 8 Typhoon Haiyan that displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Church turned shelterhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/church-turned-shelter/c208ebd4ca03984d6fa914978840d69c

Typhoon survivors take shelter inside a Catholic Church in Tacloban city, on November 22, 2013.

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Typhoon survivors take shelter inside a Catholic Church in Tacloban city, on November 22, 2013.

Boy in markethttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/boy-in-market/4b1592375aca33431f7420d7bd2fb5cb

In this photo taken on Friday November 22, 2013, a Filipino boy is seen standing in what used to be the central market of Tacloban City - now mostly rubble.

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In this photo taken on Friday November 22, 2013, a Filipino boy is seen standing in what used to be the central market of Tacloban City - now mostly rubble.

Survivors copehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/survivors-cope/61fd8b789994d6b8639145df8a503e86

Typhoon Haiyan survivor Benjamin Villaruel, 47, is seen holding his daughter as he cooks dinner at a place where his family takes shelter in Tacloban City, on Friday November 22, 2013.

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Typhoon Haiyan survivor Benjamin Villaruel, 47, is seen holding his daughter as he cooks dinner at a place where his family takes shelter in Tacloban City, on Friday November 22, 2013.

Rebuilding from rubblehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/rebuilding-from-rubble/9a466bbb81d488606d0a1c92c978dfc6

A Filipino man carries a tin roof as he walks pass the debris on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Tacloban City.

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A Filipino man carries a tin roof as he walks pass the debris on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Tacloban City.

Passing the timehttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/passing-the-time/1f1dbc3e9eb2b74157caf6643f9139b9

A Philippino boy plays golf wth a club he found in the rubble in downtown Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.

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A Philippino boy plays golf wth a club he found in the rubble in downtown Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.

Candlelit realityhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/candlelit-reality/a8d08ef2203a86691837451c67dcbed8

Typhoon Haiyan survivors sit inside their candlelit home in Tacloban City, on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors sit inside their candlelit home in Tacloban City, on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Post-destruction shoppinghttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Philippines-two-weeks-after-Haiyan/slideshow/post-destruction-shopping/4c2095755528877067e59c64e1f83eef

Typhoon survivors pose for photos while buying some accesories at a downtown public market as businesses slowly open in Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.

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Typhoon survivors pose for photos while buying some accesories at a downtown public market as businesses slowly open in Tacloban City, on November 22, 2013.



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