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    Republic of the Philippines

    Typhoon Haiyan statistics
    Damage Situation
    Total Affected Population 14,100,000
    Children Affected (Under 18) 5,922,000
    Children Under Five Affected 1,903,500
    Children under 1 year of age affected 380,700
    Pregnant and lactating women 916,500
    Total Displaced Population 4,100,000
    Children Displaced (Under 18) 1,722,000
    Republic of the Philippines Map

    Source: Typhoon Haiyan Humanitarian Situation Report #25 - 12 September 2014

    Philippines workshop report

    One year on, children affected by Typhoon Haiyan share images of hope - By Gay Samson

    Hearing through photography
    A year after the typhoon, children are showing signs of healing and recovery. Twenty children between the ages of 11-17, who were chosen from the different temporary shelters, participated in the workshop. They were brimming with excitement and creativity. UNICEF photographer Giacomo Pirozzi uses a method that teaches children living in poverty and distress to voice their emotions through the lens- paving the way to healing, self-discovery and social participation.

    "It's our tribute to these children." Giacomo explains. "They are the ones who are most vulnerable in these situations. We want to have the children come and say what they think and feel."

    These images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi

    The children demonstrated their strength and their desire to play a part in their communities' recovery through the themes that they chose. On top on their list were poverty, hardship, loss and grief, alongside gratitude, resilience, and survival. On the third day of the workshop, they went on a photo mission to affected areas, temporary settlements and burial sites of those who were lost to the typhoon.

    See through my eyes
    After learning the basics of photography and the importance of photography as a tool for storytelling, children produced moving images that speak of their hopes for a better future for themselves, the children and families of Tacloban. They told the stories of their subjects and also shared their own feelings and wishes.

    "The images the children have produced are extremely impressive. I would never have guessed they were taken by children," UNICEF Chief of Tacloban Field Office Maulid Warfa said after seeing the images during the graduation ceremony.

    ©UNICEF/Joey Reyna

    One of the participant said "Photography is not only about having fun and taking selfies! I realized that pictures should tell a story. Maybe this is where my future is,"

    (Implementation of the workshop : 2014)

    Find the pictures taken by children

    The Photographers (name, age)

    Aljun Boco 16
    Cedrick Agresan 11
    Charleen Negosa 18
    Daniel Belarmino 14
    Dannah Grace
    Trinidad 14
    Jacob Nerviol 13
    Jopet Arce 16
    Justine Dacuital 14
    Kiana Gualberto 14
    Marilyn Belicario 16
    Mark Erandio 16
    Mark Jun Ambida 14
    Mary Glen Vinas 14
    Mea-Ann Joy
    Aurella 14
    Michael Lo 13
    Pelagio Tupaz 17
    Ranzel Gonong 14
    Roque Iglesias 14
    Rosemie Ann Lerios 13
    Zyron Joseph
    Lacambra 12

    All images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi