(RNS) As many as 10,000 people are feared dead in the Philippine city of Tacloban as surviving residents struggle to find food, water and shelter four days after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the islands. These photos were shot by workers for World Vision, the international Christian relief organization.
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A family stands in front of their Typhoon Haiyan battered home. Photo by Pio Arce, courtesy World Vision.
“We just arrived in Tacloban last night (Nov. 10), after more than 10 hours of traveling. People here are hungry. The way we took last night looks like an endless path of misery.” Quote and photo by MaryAnn (“Mai”) Zamora, World Vision Philippines.
A Filipino woman stands beside the collapsed remains of her home. Photo by Pio Arce, courtesy World Vision
A tired and hungry mother and son rest along the main road in Abuyog, Leyte, waiting for aid. The smell in the area is unbearable due to the bodies lying along the main roads. Photo by Maryann “Mai” Zamora, courtesy World Vision.
A guitar may be only thing that escaped this family’s typhoon-ravaged home. Photo by Pio Arce, courtesy World Vision
“There are survivors approaching me, all are in tears, to ask for favors to send SMS for their worried relatives outside Leyte.” Quote and photo by MaryAnn Zamora, courtesy World Vision
People walk over big electrical posts and passing by dead people along the road. Photo by MaryAnn (“Mai”) Zamora, World Vision, Philippines.
Typhoon survivors stand in line for potable drinking water on Nov. 11, 2013 in Ormoc, Leyte. Photo by Maryannm “Mai” Zamora, courtesy World Vision.
The devastation has created mounds of rubbish. Photo by Pio Arce, courtesy World Vision
Photo by MaryAnn Zamora, courtesy World Vision.
A sick and weak old woman rests on a galvanized iron sheet in the province of Leyte in the Philippines on Nov. 11. Photo by Maryann “Mai” Zamora, courtesy World Vision.
A child survivor waits for his father to finish building a temporary shelter in Tanauan, Leyte. Most of the families in the Tanauan municipality are homeless and there is no evacuation center. Photo by Maryann “Mai” Zamora, courtesy World Vision.