Typhoon Haiyan survivors make climate appeal to Pope Francis

As Pope Francis visits the Philippines, Tacloban citizens make a video appeal for climate justice

By Megan Darby

On his way to the Philippines yesterday, Pope Francis was already speaking out about climate change.

Tomorrow, he visits Tacloban, the city hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, in 2013.

Survivors of the deadly tropical storm, which killed at least 6,000 people, have recorded a video appeal to the Pope for support in facing the impacts of climate change.

The video documents the suffering and hardship of people in the wake of the disaster. It has harsh words for the government, military and “rich and powerful” countries who ignore their plight.

Under the banner People Surge, campaigners urge Pope Francis to use his influence to promote climate justice.

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