Emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods

Interlocking compressed earth blocks (ICEB) production in Northern Cebu (emergency employment and sustainable livelihoods after super typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda])

Turning a crisis into an opportunity: alternative livelihood is a safety net to build resilience towards a future calamity.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) worked with Damgo sa Kaumagon, Inc., a federation of People’s Organizations based in Northern Cebu, in producing ICEBs, which are being promoted as an alternative to hollow blocks. These blocks were cheaper and easier to install and were made of limestone, which is abundant in the area.