A year after Typhoon Haiyan flattened a huge swathe of the Philippines, many survivors are struggling to rebuild their homes, especially those in No Build Zones – government-designated danger zones where future typhoons could wreck their lives again.

Typhoon Haiyan survivors
Josefina Gola, 79, stands outside the ruins of her home in San Antonio, Samar, Philippines. Josefina has not been able to rebuild her home as it now sits in the No Build zone and as she receives a pension she does not qualify for government rebuilding funds (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Haiyan's ferocious winds generated tsunami-like storm surges that swamped entire communities, leaving more than 7,300 people dead or missing. More than four million people were displaced by the storm, which destroyed or damaged more than a million houses.

The Philippine government, backed by foreign donors and aid organisations, still must resettle about 200,000 families to permanent housing sites over the next two or three years.

Typhoon Haiyan survivors
Mariena Delacueva stands in the ruins of her family's home in San Antonio, Samar, Philippines. Mariena looks after the property after her parents moved to Manila to find work so they can save enough money to rebuild the house (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The Philippines, which sees an average of 20 typhoons a year, is planning to build typhoon-resilient structures and relocate residents living in danger zones to areas which it considers safer. But a report by the Tacloban city government in October said fewer than 100 of 14,500 promised permanent homes had been built, and that thousands were still living in danger zones.

Those displaced by Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, are housed in tents and temporary shelters while others live with relatives or in hastily erected shacks.

Chris McGrath, who photographed the devastation in the days after the typhoon hit, has returned to the Philippines one year later.