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Seven-year old Mark Dave Mortiga, nicknamed Pipoy, jumps a gap in a walkway along the sea in Tacloban, a city in the Philippines that was hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, the storm surge buried this area with water, destroying the neighborhood. Despite a government prohibition on rebuilding within 40 meters of the shoreline, residents say they have nowhere else to go and have constructed new dwellings over the water. The ACT Alliance has accompanied survivors in this neighborhood and other areas impacted by the typhoon as they rebuild their communities and livelihoods.