MagazineNov 20, 2013
Fishing in Fridges
Images from the Philippines where fridges are being transformed into fishing boats. Usually a fisherman catches a fish and puts it in the fridge. In one typhoon-wrecked village, fishermen are putting themselves in the fridge and then going fishing. Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the central Philippines on Nov. 8, laying waste to just about everything in its path, including all the long, stylish fishing boats moored along beaches. More than 4,000 people, including poor farmers and fishermen, were killed. Fishing families in Tanauan, 20 km (12 miles) south of the hardest-hit city of Tacloban, found a solution - they have been going to sea in boats made out of fridges picked up from among the rubble after the storm hit 12 days ago.