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    Posted November 12, 2013 by
    WorldVision1
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    Tacloban, Philippines
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Typhoon Haiyan: Your stories

    WorldVision1 and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Typhoon Haiyan's impact
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    Haiyan survivors in Leyte struggle to pick up the pieces

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Maryann Zamora is an emergency communications officer for WorldVision1 and took these images Sunday of the stunned populace of Tacloban City, central Philippines, attempting to recover after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. She entered the city along with a team of World Vision personnel to assist in prioritizing the needs of those left devastated by the typhoon. "World Vision's biggest concern is the well-being of survivors, especially children, and is responding by providing food, clean water, emergency shelter, and hygiene kits to help 400,000 people," her colleague, Holly Frew, told CNN iReport. For the latest on the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan go here.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    These photos were taken by Maryann Zamora, Emergency Communications Officer at World Vision, as she walked 8 hours to get to Tacloban in the province of Leyte. This area is reported to be the hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Storm survivors mourn the loss of their homes and are in desperate need of life-saving supplies like clean water.

     

    "Yesterday, my fellow World Vision Philippines aid workers and I started our trip from Ormoc at 7:00 in the morning. We had a good ride until Tanauan and arrived there before lunch time. But after that the walking started. We had a long, heartbreaking and risky walk over and through the electrical posts and streetlights with so many people, passing through the scene of massive devastation, mass graves and bodies lying just anywhere are understated. It was my longest walk so far and it was as if I was walking on a path of endless misery. We arrived safely in Tacloban at 8:00 in the evening," said Maryann Zamora.

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