Ten years after the storm: Tacloban
November 23 2023

Ten years after the storm: Tacloban's steady emergence

Ten years have passed since Typhoon Yolanda devastated Tacloban. Memories of those who passed will be engraved for a long time in their history. As ten years have passed, stories of people getting back on their feet have also emerged over time through support and community. Now, they have made better lives for themselves. 

Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, and Tacloban was one of the most heavily affected regions. People experienced firsthand the winds and storm surges that flooded their streets and their homes, and the aftermath left them fighting to survive with what’s left. 

 Once the floods have receded, silt covered homes and property that the storm did not destroy. 

Ask around in Tacloban about people's experiences during Typhoon Yolanda and you’ll hear stories of grief and hope. You’ll hear stories of the support that helped families to get back up on their feet, and how they live and thrive now. Many organizations and entities, including SOS Children’s Villages, have reached a helping hand out to the families affected by Typhoon Yolanda, and this support was crucial in improving the lives of the people in Tacloban.