• Survivors stand among debris and ruins of houses destroyed after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines on 10 November 2013.Reuters
  • An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines on 11 November 2013.Reuters
  • Villagers who were yet to receive any relief aid, react as a U.S. helicopter delivering aid takes off in a remote village off Guiuan, Eastern Samar, in central Philippines on 20 November 2013.Reuters
  • A plane approaches Tacloban airport as survivors work in rubbles of their homes destroyed by typhoon Haiyan on 17 November 2013.Reuters
  • A boy sits on a message asking for help written in an area damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Palo on 19 November 2013.Reuters
  • Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan wait for transportation out of a devastated part of Tanauan on 16 November 2013.Reuters
  • A relative holds newly born baby Beatriz as her mother recuperates at a makeshift birthing clinic in Tacloban city in central Philippines on 11 November 2013.Reuters
  • An aerial view of a bloated body floating among debris in the sea is seen in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan near Tacloban City, in central Philippines on 18 November 2013.Reuters
  • A toy is left on a coffin with the remains of a victim of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban on 16 November 2013.Reuters
  • Typhoon survivors play a game called "Sungka" inside the bathroom of a house, toppled by Super Typhoon Haiyan that battered Tacloban city.Reuters
  • Children play as they pass debris and damaged houses after super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City, in central Philippines on 13 November 2013.Reuters
  • A rainbow appears above Typhoon Haiyan survivors desperate to catch a flight from the Tacloban airport on 15 November 2013.Reuters

Last year, this week, the Philippines was hit by one of the strongest storms, Typhoon Haiyan, which wiped out almost everything in its path and killed nearly 8,000 people.

Tacloban, the main city on the island of Leyte was reduced to nothing more than a wasteland on 8 November 2013, resulting in the abrupt homelessness of over a million families. Even today, the deaths of over 1,000 individuals are unaccounted for.

The victims of the super typhoon known in the Philippines as typhoon Yolanda, is still reeling from its after effects. Only 100 of the 14,500 permanent homes that were promised have been built, leaving thousands of people in tents and crowded bunkhouses, according to USA Today.

While Phillippines may be a poor nation, their resilience is undeniable and with their characteristic zest for life, the citizens will be commemorating the anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan by organising a dance party on Saturday.

"Party like it never happened remember because it did" is the slogan for a charity dance concert, which, much like the last photo in the series of powerful photos presented here, offers a rainbow of hope to survivors of natural disasters all over the world.

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