Emergency employment recovery

Early Economic Recovery: Immediate Income Generation through Emergency Employment - International Maritime Employers Council

In partnership with the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC), the International Labour Organization (ILO) responded through through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training and enterprise development in Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-affected areas.

The International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) has contributed a total of US$450,000, in two separate agreements, 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’s contribution will support more than 998 persons through emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills development and enterprise development. These beneficiaries are distributed across communities in Northern Cebu and Tacloban, Leyte.

See also our Social Media report page on:

After Haiyan - The Philippines builds back better, greener and stronger

Culminating event on Building resiliency and strengthening partnerships: Livelihoods at the forefront of recovery after Haiyan (Yolanda) - Northern Cebu

For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel. + 632 8580 9900
Fax + 632 8856 7597