A boy watches adults cleaning a chainsaw they will use to cut boards out of scrap wood and begin rebuilding permanent houses - in Veloso, Samar. The relief team had intended to help the community build temporary shelters but found a town competent and ready to rebuild their homes right away.
Young men in Legaspi, Samar, hang out atop the wreckage of a concrete house. Behind them stands one of the many rock formations in the region that saved hundreds of families from the six metre storm surge of Typhoon Haiyan.
Unloading the truck in the dark was not only heavy work, the fumes from the trailer burned throat and eyes. Breaks were frequently needed for members of the community at Santa Rita who were receiving the goods after their town was damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.
This baby, born shortly after "Super Typhoon" Haiyan, was christened Yolanda in honour of the filipino name for the storm that destroyed her village, Veloso, in Southern Samar.
Boys playing volleyball in Legaspi, Samar. Because it was almost completely destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, the school here will be closed for some time. In consequence, there is a holiday mood amongst the kids in spite of the wreckage everywhere.
A Veloso girl plays in one of the many damaged fishing boats in town. Typhoon Haiyan not only destroyed houses and crops, it left many of the region's fishermen without viable means of income.
Boys jump from the flattened remains of a seaside house in their village, Veloso, in Samar.
Power lines being used to dry washing on the main street of Veloso, Samar. It may be months before basic infrastructure is fully restored to parts of the Visayas region damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.
A grinning girl in front of one of the school buildings razed by Typhoon Haiyan in Veloso, Samar.
Kids pump water from a local well in Legaspi, Samar. The water from these wells has to be boiled before it can be drunk and it may be months before more clean water can be restored to areas like this in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Men taking a break from their construction work under an aid tarp. Lack of strict building codes and simple house designs mean that many houses destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan can be rebuilt fairly quickly.
Eriko, a boy from Veloso, a town in Samar province hit heavily by Typhoon Haiyan, peers through the remains of one of the town basketball rings.
A man carries a bag of rice, distributed by the Filipino army in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, back to his house in Veloso, Samar.
Inside one building of the Veloso/Legaspi school following the record winds of Typhoon Haiyan.
A caped boy runs between piles of wreckage in a street in Marabut City, Samar.
Veloso men watching the Manny Pacquiao fight through the windows of one of the only houses in town with a generator in Typhoon Haiyan destroyed village, Veloso, Philippines. The owner of this house also runs a little phone-charging business since cellphone service is still functional in the area.
Relief for the area of Santa Rita had to be delivered by the light of car headlamps due to pressure from the truck rental company to return their truck immediately. It had been sitting idle at the ferry dock further south for days, delayed by red tape.
A man protects himself from the drizzle with a Disney princess umbrella. With means of livelihood largely destroyed, many men have little to do.