In 2013, one of the strongest storms to make landfall swept through the Philippines, with sustained wind speeds of up to 195 miles per hour. The Category 5 typhoon, named Haiyan, and known as Yolanda in the Philippines, killed more than 6,000 people, displaced 4.1 million people and caused $2.86 billion in damages. Leyte was the hardest hit region, and upon my arrival, it’s clear that rebuilding takes time. In the middle of the city, a massive shipping vessel has taken permanent residence, after being washed ashore two years ago. Many areas take on the appearance of shantytowns. A number of neighborhoods that were destroyed by the massive storm have yet to be rebuilt.