The Philippines, being in the tropics, gets bombarded with over a dozen typhoons each year. But 2013 was the year when certain truths were immortalised and a new norm was born. With a sustained (1-minute) wind speed of 195mph, Typhoon Haiyan or locally known as Yolanda left over 6,000 people dead and over a thousand more missing. It was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded.

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This project will be tackling the greater challenges the survivors face everyday until they are given a proper relocation. From being plucked from their homes and relocated to an artificial community with living standards that hardly classifies as humane. To issues regarding health, security and also safety as crime syndicates such as human traffickers and child molesters plague the evacuation camps, these survivors or can now be called refugees due to the change in climate patterns are now trapped in a vicious cycle.

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