24 May 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Kyung-wha Kang visited Tacloban, the city that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. She met with the city's Mayor, Alfred S. Romualdez, who explained the difficulties that people have faced in rebuilding their lost livelihoods. Credit: OCHA, Joey Reyna.
24 May 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: Ms. Kang met Belinda Esperas, 29, during her visit. Belinda and her family lost all their fishing gear in the storm. Her husband fishes with a friend who has a boat, while Belinda and her father clean and dry their catch in the sun. Their work is laborious and their income is small. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna.
24 May 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: Fish drying in the sun in Tacloban's Barangay 88. One tray of fish is worth 100 pesos - a little over US$2. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna.
24 May 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: ASG Kang listens to Angie Tacugue, 33. Angie and her husband managed to save two daughters when Haiyan's storm surge hit, but they lost their two year old son Angelo. Their home was demolished along with their fishing gear. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna.
24 May 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: Angie's husband now works on a fishing boat and makes fishing nets. Every now and then Angie has an occasional customer for manicure and pedicure. Their combined efforts seldom generate more than $2 a day. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna
24 May 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: Ms. Kang visited the Magallanes area of Tacloban, home to some of the most vulnerable people in the city. Here, a representative from the NGO Catholic Relief Services explains their efforts to help people build new homes that are safer and stronger than the ones destroyed by Haiyan. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna.
24 April 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: Mary Mil Canillas (centre) is having her house rebuilt by Catholic Relief Services. She and her family have spent the past six and a half months living at a nearby evacuation centre. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna.
24 May 2014, Palo, Philippines: During her visit, the Deputy Humanitarian Chief bemoaned the lack of funding made available for disaster preparedness. “There is a mismatch between the need for preparedness work and the whole structure of financing, whether it is national government or international donor or partnerships," Ms. Kang said. Credit: OCHA/Joy Reyna.
24 May 2014, Palo, Philippines: In Palo, a town just to the south of Tacloban, 241 families are living in bunkhouses built by local authorities and aid groups. Ms. Kang met with committee members who had been elected by the community. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna.
24 May 2014, Palo, Philippines: "We are the world, we are the children." ASG Kang met with children who were taking part in a psycho-social support programme being run by Save the Children. They greeted her with an unexpected rendition of a 1985 hit. Credit: OCHA/Jose Reyna.
24 May 2014, Tacloban, Philippines: ASG Kang met with journalists in Tacloban. "The humanitarian situation has stabilized, but there is still a need for continued support," she said. The UN and its humanitarian partners have received just over half of the funding they need to support people affected by Haiyan. Credit: OCHA/Joey Reyna.