Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. © ILO / P. Blumel 2023

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. © Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh / ILO 2023

    Removing the barriers to inclusion

    28 March 2013

    People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.

  9. Drop the gun and take a pen

    21 February 2013

    Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.

  10. Rebuilding after Typhoon Bopha

    25 January 2013

    When Typhoon Bopha blew through the southern Philippines, its winds blew away the livelihoods of thousands of families who farmed the thick coconut groves around their homes. While it will take nearly a decade before the trees can be harvested again, the ILO is bringing immediate emergency employment to the victims of the storm.