Reference : V-P-PH-E-00809
Date : 19/11/2013
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Samar province, Basey. A lonely fisherman fishes in a desolate landscape marked by destroyed coconut trees in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan.
Photographer : MATTHYS, Olivier
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Typhoon Haiyan, which swept the centre of the Philippines on 8 November, caused unprecedented devastation and hardship: thousands of people were killed and hundreds went missing. Infrastructure was heavily damaged. The ICRC is supporting the Philippine Red Cross in its emergency humanitarian response.

The typhoon brought winds of up to 300 km per hour, damaged crops and thousands of homes, mainly on Samar and Leyte in the Eastern Visayas.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4446x2964
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour