Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil with her grandmother, who taught her to make the Filipino dish lumpia, in 2009. Courtesy of Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil hide caption

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A makeshift headstone in the mass grave outside of San Joaquin Parish in the province of Leyte, Philippines. The Catholic parish has lost almost two-thirds of its congregation after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Sunday, Typhoon survivors watch the boxing match between Philippine hero Manny Pacquiao and American boxer Brandon Rios at the Tacloban Convention Center, which had been used as an evacuation center. Noel Celis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some people marched in the rain Tuesday in the Philippine city of Tacloban, which was crushed by Typhoon Haiyan. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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In Tacloban, the Philippines, graffiti on the side of a grounded ship sends a message out to the world. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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An elderly woman and others leave after getting some help from Red Cross volunteers Monday in Dagami, the Philippines, about 20 miles south of the city of Tacloban. Millions of people need assistance because their homes were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8. Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A girl crosses between collapsed roof tops in the damaged downtown area in Tacloban, Philippines, on Sunday. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Patients injured during Typhoon Haiyan lie in the halls of the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban, the Philippines. Despite severe damage to the ground floor and the loss of the roof, the staff of the hospital keep treating patients. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A boy stands amid ruins in Tacloban, the Philippines. The city of 220,000 was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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These statues depict the historic return of U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur (in front) to Tacloban, the Philippines, during World War II. The typhoon last week toppled one of the statues of a Filipino official, as shown in this photo taken Tuesday. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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In Tacloban, the Philippines, on Thursday, some survivors waiting in a line to charge cellphones covered their faces because of the lingering smell of dead bodies. Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In anguish: Tears ran down the cheeks of a man as he waited with other survivors Tuesday for a flight out of Tacloban in the Philippines, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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