Eight years on, Typhoon Haiyan’s young Philippine survivors have grown up and joined the climate change battle

Nov 7, 2021 | INVESTING

Cyrel Bajen was 16 years old when Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded, put parts of his hometown in the Philippines under six metres (20 feet) of water.But he can remember that tragic day in 2013 well. The storm had cut visibility to near zero, so he was unable to see even as far as his neighbours’ home. Yet he could hear them drowning.“I heard them screaming and crying as they held on to posts [to avoid being swept away], they were fighting for their lives…

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