Left behind

No Big Deal


After the typhoon in the Philippines last November, millions were left homeless.
Twelve-year-old Adrian is one of them.

He is living in the Tacloban bunkhouse created for survivors who lost everything.
How he found himself there is nothing short of amazing.

To understand his story, we have to go back in time.

NOVEMBER 7 was a perfect day on Leyte Island – bright and sunny, a small breeze.

For Adrian, it was a perfect play day – one meant for climbing trees. He scrambled up and down giant mango trees and plucked ripe fruit with his friends – four children who lived in the big house next door.

Together, they filled baskets on the ground below.

“It’s one of my favourite things to do,” Adrian says.

When a typhoon warning was issued that day, people along the coastline were urged to evacuate. Police circled Adrian’s neighbourhood and told families to…

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