Filipinos Affected By Typhoon Haiyan Filmed An Open Letter To Pope Francis About Climate Change
Haiyan survivors are worried the Pope won't witness the real impact of 2013’s climate disaster. So they made a video.
People Surge, a grassroots alliance of Typhoon Haiyan victims, addressed Pope Francis in a 14-minute documentary about the unseen aftereffects of the November 2013 superstorm.
The short film discusses issues in the eastern Visayas area, such as the underreporting of the death toll.
It also talks about the promised aid that never reached impacted communities, as well as the alleged political assassination of two survivors whose organizing highlighted these government failures.
Pope Francis spent his first full day in Manila on Jan. 16, where he received a rock star welcome from the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
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