ILO helps disaster victims in the Philippines

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Loon, Bohol, Philippines – Survivors of the 2013 Bohol earthquake (15 October 2013) ferry a coffin of a quake victim across the river in the isolated town of Loon © Jason Gutierrez/IRIN

As the international community rallies to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan's fury, 13 million people in other parts of the Philippines are still trying to rebuild their lives shattered by earlier disasters in this densely populated Southeast Asian nation.

Before the typhoon, the country was still recovering from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that happened in Bohol on 15 October.

In December 2011, Tropical Storm Washi hit the island of Mindanao and killed hundreds of people.

Patrick Moser of the International Labour Organization (ILO) filed this report.

Duration: 2'32"

 

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