Child-friendly spaces offer oasis for displaced children in the Philippines

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Playtime at the child-friendly space at Rizal Central School in Tacloban, Philippines. © UNICEF Philippines/2013/Valcarcel

Tens of thousands are still living in schools, churches and other public buildings since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines a little over a month ago.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was recently in the country on a 3-day visit to increase support for a massive recovery plan in the works.

The UN estimates that over 15 million people have been affected by the disaster. Tacloban City in central Philippines is one of the worst-hit areas.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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