Super Typhoon Rai (Odette): ILO response for decent work and a human-centred recovery

Since Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) hit the Philippines, the ILO has been working with partners and communities to place decent work and sustainable livelihoods at the forefront of disaster-response for a human-centred recovery.

Super Typhoon Rai (local name Odette) was the strongest typhoon to enter the Philippines on 14 December 2021. The Category 5 typhoon barrelled through islands and provinces as it made nine landfalls in Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Palawan.
The super typhoon had a massive impact on people’s lives and livelihoods barely recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is working with the government, workers and employers’ organizations, and the United Nations through the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), and communities towards a human-centred recovery through decent work.
Impact of Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) ©UN Philippines 2021
The ILO brings on expertise on an employment and decent work-centred building back better approach to crisis and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response. The ILO also builds on lessons and experiences working with communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Typhoon Bopha (Pablo), Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong), the Bohol Earthquake, and natural disasters that hit the Philippines.

ILO’s long years of experience in crisis response has been further bolstered by the adoption of the Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience (R205) in 2017. R205 calls for employment and decent work to contribute to peace and social cohesion, preventing crises, strengthening preparedness, enabling recovery, building resilience and disaster risk reduction measures.



For further information please contact:

Mr Hideki Kagohashi
Enterprise Development Specialist
ILO Country Office for the Philippines