Stronger than Yolanda

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded. It devastated large areas of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines in November 2013. The typhoon affected more than 14 million people across 44 provinces, displacing 4.1 million people, killing more than 6,000 people, and leaving 1,800 missing. In addition, 1.1 million houses were either partially or totally damaged, 33 million coconut trees (a major source of livelihoods) were destroyed, and the livelihoods of 5.9 million workers were disrupted.

Two months on from the disaster, and with the world’s media attention having moved on, Scottish filmmaker Misha Somerville travelled to the Philippines to discover how the people were recovering in the aftermath of the disaster.

3 mins   |   2014  |   16:9