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)

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

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The hotel pool after the storm surge…

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A mass grave in Tanauan

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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

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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…

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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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