Philippines Typhoon survivors hole up at Tacloban airport

CBC's Andrew Lee is one of several journalists who have been using the damaged airport in Tacloban, Philippines, as shelter while they cover the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan. In a short video, he captured what life is like for the storm survivors, aid workers and members of the media who share the impromptu living space.

Images of life at airport that provides one of few opportunities for shelter in destroyed city

Life at Tacloban airport

9 years ago
Duration 1:28
CBC's Andrew Lee gives an inside view of life at the Tacloban airport, where Typhoon survivors, aid workers and journalists have set up camp as there are few buildings left standing in the city

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban who have been left with little possibility of shelter in the Philippine city almost destroyed by the storm have been sharing space with aid workers and members of the media at the local airport, which is serving as the staging ground for aid deliveries and transports of people fleeing the region.

CBC's Andrew Lee is one of several journalists who have been staying at the airport and captured images of what life is like for those holed up in the impromptu shelter.

Tacloban was one of the cities hit hardest by the typhoon, which killed at least 3,900 people and displaced several million. No building in the city has been left untouched, and piles of debris and downed trees lie everywhere, including in and around the airport, which is itself damaged. 

Residents of the city of about 200,000 people who have not managed to leave have had to seek shelter either at the airport or in tents and shelters set up by relief organizations.

Click on the video above to get a close-up view of the comings and goings at the airport


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