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Thousands of surviving victims of Typhoon Ketsana are still in desperate circumstances, half a year since the storm struck the Philippines, causing floods, landslides, death and destruction.

Displaced villagers wait in temporary basic shelters for some solution. But for the government of the Philippines, the survivors are not enough of a priority.

Five months after Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines, some evacuation centres are starting to close but thousands of people are still without homes.

–Al Jazeera English

Watch this Al Jazeera English video report from Metro Manila in the Philippines:

Storm survivors wait for homes