Survivors on Island Still Homeless- Islamic Relief USA

Will her family have a permanent home? Marlie Desabille is running out of hope.

“It has been a year. But we have not received any shelter assistance. We are not aspiring that we will receive one,” she says in Cebuano.

The Desabilles are among the 175 fishing families on Kinatarcan Island off northern Cebu who are still staying in tents after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck on Nov. 8, 2013. The shelters have been set up in front of their houses which the storm either destroyed or damaged.

The tents were donated by two nongovernment organizations (NGOs)—Shelter Box and Islamic Relief.

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