Leyte 2013

Some photos from my work in Leyte Province, in Tacloban, Tanauan, Palo, Dulag, Julita, Mayorga and MacArthur.

Flying out on the UNHAS plane (United Nations Humanitarian Air Services)


LOTS of felled coconut trees, as viewed from the air coming in to land…


The hotel pool after the storm surge…


A mass grave in Tanauan



Bladder tank and tapstand

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So many lovely people have posted messages of thanks, even while still living under plastic sheeting in the rainy season….


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Some rather blurry shots taken while driving around Palo and Tanauan…

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Eeerie smoky landscape at dusk, as people try to burn the debris to clear the land – very post-apocalyptic…

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General destruction abounds….

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Meanwhile, at the beach….

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Unofficial road-block


Attempting to hang up some plastic sheeting to protect people from the elements during the distribution


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This poor lorry looks like a dead beetle…


Continued rain hampers attempts to burn the debris and clear land


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Distributing some rice seed to vulnerable farmers…

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Beneficiaries register to get their rice seed

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This hilarious woman found out that pregnant women got to jump the queue, so thought she’d give it a whirl by shoving a shawl up her t-shirt. Much hilarity ensued….

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A heavily over-loaded motorcycle with over 200 kgs of rice seed strapped to the back – not unlike the one that flipped over a couple of feet from my face at one point….

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Happy customers riding home on their rice!

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