By Marissa Aroy
A young survivor finds a way to help other children – and himself – recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
ROXAS CITY, Philippines, 27 February 2014 – For most of his life, 12-year-old Jericho has lived with his grandmother Monica Ignacio in a bamboo hut in Roxas City, Panay Island. The house was woefully inadequate against the sheer force of Typhoon Haiyan.
“We were afraid because the roof was shaking and then broke. Grandma was almost hit by the falling roof debris,” says Jericho.