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Tacloban, a city that lost 3,000 people, where 20,000 are still homeless, appears remarkably 'Happy' in a video for the UN's International Day of Happiness.
Having a bad day? Well, suck it up.
Unless there’s a supertanker beached in your front lawn, your life is probably better than those in Tacloban, Philippines, and the people there all seem extremely “Happy.”
The video of their smiles and dance moves to the Pharrell Williams song is part of United Nations Foundation’s International Day of Happiness.
The Philippines is still rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan cut a swath of destruction through the island nation more than four months ago.
That devastation is clear in the video submitted to Pharrell’s website, where a new “Happy” video from around the world is revealed every hour for 24 Hours of Happiness.
According to GMA News Online, the former NERD front man himself chose the submitted clips that appear online.
Tacloban was one of the areas hardest hit by the typhoon, UNICEF said on its website. Some schools are still unsafe while others are still being used as temporary shelters.
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The storm and its near 20-foot surge killed an estimated 3,000 people just in Tacloban, Voice of America reported. There are still 20,000 homeless there, the mayor told VOA.
Alfred Romualdez said recovery is slow, although he hoped to reveal a disaster avoidance plan in two weeks to avoid future catastrophes.
“Happy” videos are all the rage.
People film clips of themselves dancing to the music and post them online. They can also become political tools.
In Tunisia, the song is a stark contrast to that country’s continuing struggle for democracy three years after the Arab Spring.
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