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Innovation amid disaster

, November 20, 2013

Boys manoeuvre their boat, made from a broken fridge and bamboo, to the beach in Tanauan on November 20. After losing their boats and houses in the Typhoon Haiyan, fishermen of a destroyed village in Tanauan started building two-seated boats made of abandoned refrigerators and some wood. The first boat was made by a fisherman, whose children gave him the idea as they wanted to play in it, and soon others followed. The Philippines and international armed forces and aid agencies are struggling to get help to devastated areas due to the extent of the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan, which has left more than 4,000 dead and 4 million people displaced. Reuters/Damir Sagolj




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