Locals working for a UNDP cash-for-work program clear debris in one of the neighborhoods worst affected by the typhoon that hit Tacloban, Philippines, last November. Tim Walsh runs the program, which he hopes will help keep the local economy going. RV Mitra/UNDP/Flickr 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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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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Philippine Navy personnel prepare coffins for shipping to Mindanao Island after tropical storm Washi hit the country last week in one of the worst disasters to strike the region in decades. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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