Six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, DW's Bastian Hartig returns to one of the hardest-hit cities, Tacloban, to see how residents are rebuilding their lives.
From the boat, right into disaster - this is how CARE employee Sandra Bulling described her experiences in the Philippine city of Tacloban shortly after Typhoon Haiyan struck. Now she's back and shares her views with DW.
Nearly 15 thousand people were evacuated in anticipation of typhoon Koppu, which slammed into the northern Philippines on Sunday, forcing thousands more to flee their homes. As it made landfall, Koppu weakened slightly, but evacuations are on-going.
Strong winds and rain have forced Pope Francis to cut short his visit to the region of the Philippines battered by last year's Typhoon Haiyan. More than 150,000 attended a mass led by the pontiff.
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