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TACLOBAN CITY – Two months after super typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, communities face a new year determined to build back safer.

The storm struck the central islands of the southeast Asian country November 8, affecting 14.1 million people, leaving 4.1 million displaced and more than 6,000 people dead.

CARE partnered with the San Francisco Chronicle for the Media Planet digital campaign focusing on Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness.

Days merge into nights for Athena Denise Gepte, the emergency response coordinator for the Philippine NGO Accord, who is based in Tacloban, one of the cities hit hardest by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Aid agency worker Sandra Bulling was part of a team that flew to the Philippines when it was hit by the devastating storm last month. This is what she saw.

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JANUARY 9 UPDATE

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MANILA (Dec. 6, 2013)—As the one-month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan approaches on Dec. 8, lack of shelter continues to be a critical issue for millions of people in the Philippines.

Over 14 million people have been affected by the typhoon, with 1.2 million houses damaged or destroyed and as many as 4 million people displaced—almost four times as many as those left homeless by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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