Stories on work, peace and resilience

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    100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover

    17 February 2014

    Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.

  2. Haiyan survivors see hope in long-term employment

    20 December 2013

    Restoring livelihoods is a priority for workers affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 8 November killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless and jobless. As the recovery gathers pace, people are looking for sustainable sources of income to support themselves and their families.

  3. Rebuilding livelihoods after Typhoon Haiyan

    17 December 2013

    Within a few hours on Friday 8 November 2013, the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ripped through the Philippines, bringing death and destruction. The livelihoods of almost six million workers have been destroyed or disrupted. ILO teams have been on the ground since day one, supporting emergency employment and helping stricken communities build back better.

  4. ILO: Service sector severely affected by typhoon Haiyan

    28 November 2013

    Half of the workers affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan were working in the service sector, said the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  5. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) aftermath

    28 November 2013

    ILO and Philippine authorities have been working together on livelihoods recovery. Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO Office for the Philippines met with officials of the Department of Labour and Employment in Tacloban, to discuss ongoing emergency employment programmes. The city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines earlier this month.

  6. Rebuilding livelihoods in the wake of Haiyan's destruction

    25 November 2013

    As victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan struggle to pick up the pieces, the ILO is working hand-in-hand with Philippine authorities to help the most vulnerable regain their livelihoods and build back better.

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    Fiji: A village forced to move by rising seas

    13 September 2013

    The International Labour Organization is playing a critical role in helping a Fijian coastal community rebuild its flooded village.

  8. A new path out of adversity

    14 June 2013

    The ILO’s infrastructure project on the Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar, not only re-established access to villages devastated by cyclone Nargis in 2008 but also gave rise to a bustling community life.

  9. Helping women to help themselves escape poverty in Myanmar

    10 June 2013

    A non-profit organization set up in response to the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis employs women to run small businesses that benefit poor communities.

  10. Back to life after the great East Japan earthquake

    01 April 2013

    Residents of a city devastated by the 2011 tsunami pick up the pieces, showing just how crucial jobs are in times of disaster-recovery.