The faces of recovery

By Tyler Stiem

Though the story of Typhoon Haiyan (and the October earthquake) is beginning to cycle out of the news, the relief and recovery effort is still very much under way. Many villages in Bantayan, Panay, and Danajon Bank continue to face acute shortages of food, shelter, and other basic necessities. Our team in the field continues to be amazed by the resilience and optimism of these communities. Below are portraits of hope photographed by Steve de Neef.

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A local Madridejos women and her baby stand in front of her destroyed house after Typhoon Yolanda passed over the island.

A local Madridejos women and her baby stand in front of her destroyed house after Typhoon Yolanda passed over the island.

Kids posing and playing in Madridejos, an area hit very hard by Typhoon Yolanda.

Kids posing and playing in Madridejos, an area hit very hard by Typhoon Yolanda.

A pair of boys fly kites amid the ruins of Madridejos.

A pair of boys fly kites amid the ruins of Madridejos.

Smiles from a pair of boys.

Smiles from a pair of boys.

ZSL and Project Seahorse relief operation in Dunganon Bank, Bantayan Island.

ZSL and Project Seahorse relief operation in Dunganon Bank, Bantayan Island.

A woman posing in from of her house that was destroyed by Tyhpoon Yolanda.

A woman posing in from of her house that was destroyed by Tyhpoon Yolanda.

Mother and child at one of the relief centres

Mother and child at one of the relief centres