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Clarissa's story | From survivor to lifesaver

Clarissa's story


Helping rebuild Tacloban after the typhoon

From survivor to lifesaver

Fearing for life|A life changed|Repairing a community

She more than survived. When Clarissa found her life turned upside-down after Typhoon Haiyan hit her island home in Tacloban, the Philippines, she feared for her life. But when she came through, it changed her life forever.

Watch to see how Clarissa went from survivor, to lifesaver, helping to rebuild schools in Tacloban after the typhoon hit and making sure her community recovers after the toughest times.

Taking Steps Forward

Clarissa now works for International Medical Corps rebuilding Tacloban. Her story shows the lifesaving impact of ordinary people taking extraordinary action to support their communities.

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