Cathal McMahon received funding under the summer 2014 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to travel to the Phillipines where he explored how the country was affected from Typhoon Haiyan. Cathal focused on what projects are in place in the country and what has been done in one year since the natural disaster occurred.
Cathal had the following series of articles published in the Irish Daily Mirror from Saturday, 8th November to Tuesday, 11th November 2014:
- ‘One year on from Typhoon Haiyan and we are living in rat infested tent.’
- ‘Irish chef who lost family in Typhoon Haiyan: People are running around like rats to save their own lives because they haven’t received help.’
- ‘Philippines: Meet two women who have key role in revitalising nation on the anniversary of storm disaster.’
- ‘Philippines: Irish priest on mission to save orphans from being sold for sex in the typhoon aftermath.’
- ‘Philippines: Struggling families tell of life after devastating Typhoon Haiyan – There is always a rainbow after the rain.’