Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Disaster Risk Reduction in Fiji

    13 March 2015

    As the risks posed by climate change become more prevalent, often the people affected the most have the least capacity to adapt to those risks without help. In Fiji, the ILO's Cash for Work programme brought together government, communities and volunteers to help villagers threatened by climate change. The challenge: to move an entire village to higher ground. (Closed captions available)

  2. Disaster Risk Reduction in Fiji

    13 March 2015

    As the risks posed by climate change become more prevalent, often the people affected the most have the least capacity to adapt to those risks without help. In Fiji, the ILO's Cash for Work programme brought together government, communities and volunteers to help villagers threatened by climate change. The challenge: to move an entire village to higher ground. (Closed captions available)

  3. Stories of “Disemployment” from Gaza

    10 March 2015

    Palestinians in Gaza tell how they lost their livelihoods due to severe damage to buildings, vehicles, machinery and other productive assets caused by the Israeli military operation during the Israel-Gaza conflict of July-August 2014. These accounts accompany the release of the ILO study “The ‘Disemployment’ impact of the 2014 Conflict in Gaza: An ILO Damage Assessment and Recovery Strategy.”

  4. Stories from street children in Lebanon

    16 February 2015

    Watch this series of short films featuring the stories of children who live and work on the streets of Lebanon’s cities, as told by the children themselves, using animation skills they learnt during a children’s advocacy training project.

  5. Unemployment on the rise over next five years as inequality persists

    20 January 2015

    ILO report says sluggish jobs recovery and social instability are the result of greater inequality.

  6. Haiyan: Helping vulnerable communities in Coron with Decent Work

    07 January 2015

    Typhoon Haiyan killed 8,000 and affected nearly 16 million people across the Philippines. And while Tacloban City sustained the most destruction, other more remote places also suffered heavy damage. Lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and services were all lost on the vacation island of Coron. A year after Haiyan, the island's people are gradually restoring some of what was lost, and at the same time, learning new skills and ways to support their families.

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    ILO: around 800,000 workers affected by Typhoon Hagupit

    10 December 2014

    The ILO estimates 800,000 workers have been affected by Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight. The ILO stands ready to allocate US$1.5 million and to support the government through emergency employment and sustainable livelihood.

  8. Olive festival supports Jordan host communities in face of refugee crisis

    21 November 2014

    As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.

  9. Building back better with decent work after Typhoon Bopha

    12 November 2014

    The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. Typhoon Bopha, named Pablo locally, was the strongest storm to hit Mindanao in two decades. Working closely with the Australian Government and those affected on the ground, the ILO supported communities to build back better with decent work, livelihoods and social protection at the forefront of recovery.

  10. Haiyan: Building back better and greener

    07 November 2014

    Nearly 8,000 people were killed and nearly 15 million others were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan tore into The Philippines a year ago. In the aftermath of the country's worst-ever natural disaster, one of the most urgent challenges was restoring a way to make a living for the nearly 6 million people who were affected by the typhoon. Emergency employment programs were set up in the hardest hit areas. Now, a year after Haiyan, people have new job skills, and enterprises are beginning to emerge from the devastation. (Video in English with Closed Captions)

  11. Haiyan: Planting the Seeds of the recovery

    07 November 2014

    A year after Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as "Yolanda" devastated parts of The Philippines, thousands of people whose lives depend on agriculture are still trying to cope. It wasn't only that farm fields cultivated for years were destroyed; farmers who knew only one way to provide for their families lost their livelihoods. But now there is new hope in the mountains and farm fields devastated by Haiyan. (Video in English with Closed Captions)