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ILO to rescue Philippines
THE International Labor Organization (ILO) on Friday said it is now providing livelihood assistance to individuals displaced by typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines.
Visayas Region in Central Philippines was among the hard-hit areas when the typhoon slammed into the country on November 8.
Frances Fierst, ILO team leader in the Philippines, said these opportunities include road clearing and repairs of vital infrastructures and hospitals.
She also said that wages paid for these people are compliant with Philippine and international labor standards.
Fierst stated that opportunities like these will greatly help the victims in rebuilding their lives again.
Aside from this, she stressed that the ILO is looking at the possibility of providing livelihood training to people who cannot go back to their former jobs due to the devastation caused by "Yolanda".
Primarily, these are individuals engaged in farming and fishing, sectors badly hit by the super typhoon.
ILO earlier said that the number of people living beyond the poverty level in the Visayas Region is at 2.4 million.
It could dramatically increase due to the devastation caused by "Yolanda".