World Health Organisation: Rising Anew CHC Photo Book


November 2013, the strongest storm in history hit the Philippines. Nothing on its path was spared. Mountains bowed down.

In January, more than 60 days after the storm, we went around the different parts of Leyte and Samar to document the state of the different Rural Health Units for World Health Organization’s Rising Anew Photo Book . Within 4 hours, an entire country was changed. Stories of grief and gratitude were shared in one breath. It’s easy to forget people and cities when life goes on so differently from where we stand, these photographs are an attempt at remembering.

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Children are weighed and given rations of nutritional gels.


Guiuan was one of the places most affected by the storm. A health worker holds records in her hands






In a few days, it’ll be a year since the greatest storm in history.

Published by Venice De Castro

Venice De Castro is documentarist whose curiosity is observing how personal and societal transformations manifest in everyday life.