One of the strongest storms to form on planet Earth, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) slammed into the central Philippines in the first week of November.
The death toll from the storm has reportedly risen above 5,000 and more than four million people have been displaced.
After the storm, thousands started looking for loved ones. However, due to paralyzed communication lines, the grim task became rather difficult. In order to help locate missing people, the Philippines government, national and international organizations and charities, started special tracking services and forums.
Survivors are now picking up the pieces left by Haiyan and rebuilding their houses, lives and those of their neighbors.
Here are some pictures from the Philippines showing how resilient Haiyan survivors are:
A typhoon survivor plays his guitar outside a makeshift shelter among the ruins of a residential neighborhood that was devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan two weeks ago in Tacloban city, central Philippines – Reuters