Filipinos struggle to recover from Haiyan

Despite millions of dollars in aid, experts say it would take at least three years for typhoon-hit areas to recover.

It has been a month since the central Philippines was battered by Typhoon Haiyan – leaving more than 5,700 dead, more than 1,700 missing and four million people displaced from their homes.

In the weeks since the disaster hit, millions of dollars have been raised globally to help those in the recovery and reconstruction, which experts say would take at least three years.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan, reporting from Tacloban, one of the hardest hit cities, said “things have slowly eased”.

“If you look around there’s been some cosmetic development,” she said. “But if you start talking to survivors, and you get into their homes and their tents, you get the sense that recovery for them is far from over.”

And as emergency help starts to dwindle, people have become even more desperate – facing uncertainty and even exploitation.

Source: Al Jazeera