Reference : V-P-PH-E-00823
Date : 20/11/2013
Country/Region : PHILIPPINES
Caption : Eastern Samar province, Balangkayan. A ruined wooden house appears to be on the point of collapse. The ICRC is distributing food aid along the coastline to the people most affected by 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 : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour