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Filipinos make fishing boat out of old fridge and wood

The damage caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines destroyed homes across the countries and the boats the fisherman rely up for their work. One man, Jimmy Obaldo, was inspired to build a boat out of the refrigerator that his children used for playing. The images of the fridge boat in use were captured by Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj.

While the story of the Philippines and the reality on the ground shifts from relief to recovery, these images are a good reminder of can be done in even the most limited circumstances. The recovery will be led by the Filipino government and people like Obaldo.

Reuters/Damir Sagolj


Reuters/Damir Sagolj

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Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a New Hampshire-based reporter for Humanosphere. Before joining Humanosphere, Tom founded and edited the aid blog A View From the Cave. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GlobalPost and Christian Science Monitor. He tweets at @viewfromthecave. Contact him at tmurphy[at]