Clothes dry around a statue inside an evacuation centre. Mindanao, Philippines
Typhoon Sendong devastated Northern parts of Mindanao in the Southern Philippines on 17th December 2011, killing an estimated 1200 people. The total number of affected persons ranges between 70,000 - 340,000. One month on many remain in evacuation centres & temporary shelters that struggle cope with demand. Illegal logging along side mining and industrial plantations are cited as a significant cause for the floods which resulted in the largest disaster in the Islands memory, despite the relatively small size of the typhoon.