Haiyan: Building back better and greener

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Nearly 8,000 people were killed and nearly 15 million others were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan tore into The Philippines a year ago. In the aftermath of the country's worst-ever natural disaster, one of the most urgent challenges was restoring a way to make a living for the nearly 6 million people who were affected by the typhoon. Emergency employment programs were set up in the hardest hit areas. A year after Haiyan, people have now new job skills, and enterprises are beginning to emerge from the devastation.

This video is featured at the ILO 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) , in Bali, Indonesia, from 6-9 December 2016.

The APRM, which is held every four years, is expected to bring together around 450 delegates from more than 40 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States. The meeting will discuss regional world-of-work priorities and the ILO’s vision for realising decent work from 2016 to 2021.

For more information on the16th APRM, visit ilo.org/aprm2016

For more information on Typhoon Haiyan aftermath: the ILO emergency employment programme, visit http://www.ilo.org/manila/typhoon-haiyan/lang--en/index.htm

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