Rebuilding after Typhoon BophaListen /
The Philippines ranks third among the top three major disaster-prone countries after the Pacific Island States of Vanuatu and Tonga says IOM, the International Office for Migration.
Typhoon Bopha, which ravaged the Philippines late last year, killed over a thousand people and displaced at least 800,000. IOM says it was the most deadly storm globally in 2012 and the most powerful to hit southern Mindanao in more than 100 years causing massive destruction to homes and basic infrastructure.
But along with this devastating loss to lives and property, the International Labour Organization (ILO), says Typhoon Bopha's winds also blew away the livelihoods of the people, as we hear from this piece prepared by ILO's Karen Naets-Sekiguchi: