Philippines volcano: Restrictions lifted, thousands heading home

Back in the shadow of the volcano, returning evacuees in the Philippines rebuild their lives.


    People forced from their homes by an erupting volcano in the Philippines earlier this month are slowly returning home after restrictions were lifted.

    More than 100,000 people were displaced. Many now face the task of rebuilding their homes and their livelihoods.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Batangas province.


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