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.
It is now six months since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on 8 November, devastating parts of the central Philippines and affecting 14 million people overall, of which six million workers. A massive international mobilization and the resilience of the survivors helped restore livelihoods but millions still have needs requiring urgent attention.
I am amazed by the resilience of the Typhoon victims (...) The community spirit is extraordinary. The people are so clearly focused on looking forward and rebuilding a better future."Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
It’s just heart wrenching to think of the thousands of lives that were lost and the millions of livelihoods that were devastated (...) We need to come together to put the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan on a path that leads to a better life."Lawrence J. Johnson, ILO Philippine Office
The scale of the destruction, and the suffering, is truly shocking (...) relief and reconstruction needs will be enormous. We urge the international community to be generous in their support."ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder