Six months after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines, our team traveled to one of the hardest hit parts of the country, Tacloban, to report on how the recovery effort has progressed.
An estimated four million people were displaced by what was one of the strongest typhoons on record to hit land. There are still tens of thousands of residents living in temporary housing in tent cities. Last month, a fire in one of the tent cities killed six children and their mother.
In Tacloban, our team found livelihoods still devastated by the storm, which took out fishing boats and palm trees in the area.
Despite interviews with residents who had lost countless family members, the team witnessed a sense of resiliency among the Filipino people, who seemed to embody a local phrase “bahala na,” which roughly translates to: “We’re determined to do the best we can, the rest we leave up to faith.”
Stay tuned for our full broadcast report from Tacloban, premiering on NewsHour Weekend in July.
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