November 3 until November 8 - GABRIELA organized an international solidarity mission in Tacloban, Leyte, under the name of WISM. With delegates from the Philippines, the USA, Vietnam and Belgium.The goal of the solidarity mission was to document the current situation in the areas hit by typhoon Yolanda, one year ago. Besides Tacloban City, the participants also went to Carigara, Palo, Tanauan and MacArthur. They not only witnessed the devastation, which is still very visible, and the struggle of the people, living in temporary housing for over a year. But they also spoke to the people in the visited area. To hear their stories. Not only about their survival of typhoon Yolana, but especially of their survival of the aftermath of the typhoon.
Read the findings of the mision in the statement here: