Emergency employment and sustainable livelihood

Generating Emergency Employment and Recovering Sustainable Livelihoods - Government of Norway

In partnership with the Government of Norway, the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development sub-projects in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

The Government of Norway has contributed US$ 5,666,509 to the ILO's “Emergency Employment and Sustainable Livelihood Recovery for Typhoon Haiyan” project to assist with rebuilding the livelihoods of people devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Directly affected were about 5.6 million workers. Of these, 2.6 million were already in vulnerable employment and living at or near the poverty line even before the super typhoon.

The project contribution will support more than 11,770 persons through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills development, and enterprise development sub-projects . These beneficiaries are distributed across communities in Leyte (including Tacloban), Samar, Northern Cebu, Bohol, Negros Occidental, and Coron, Palawan.

The Government of Norway also supported the ILO in its role as the co-lead of the Early Recovery and Livelihood Cluster, improving the coordination and collaboration and the effectiveness of emergency employment schemes.

Irrigation canal rehabilitation and de-silting in Tanauan, Leyte
Biri Island mangrove rehabilitation contract signing with Kauswagan
Planning for local resource-based work in Busuanga, Palawan
Community orientation and identification of potential workers in Busuanga

Contract signing with City Health Office on facilities quick-fix and repair

Culminating event of ILO's Haiyan response in Coron, Palawan

Haiyan: Planting the seeds of recovery

Haiyan: Building back better and greener


For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
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RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel. +632 8580 9900
Fax: +632 8856 7597

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