Norway’s aid helps typhoon-hit people find livelihood

Three months after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Visayas, the International Labor Organization (ILO) expanded its livelihood programs in typhoon-ravaged areas with the support of the Norwegian and Japanese governments.norway_brende_philippines

The Norwegian government increased its aid to a total of NOK255 million (USD42 million), allocating NOK 20 million (USD3.2 million) to the ILO’s livelihood recovery program. Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said the continued support of the international community is crucial to rebuild the “massive damage and devastation caused by the typhoon.”

“The Philippines is in the middle of a critical process of reconstruction…It is clearly pressing to create opportunities for those affected to earn an income, start returning to their normal lives, and rebuild their local communities,” Brende said.

Read more: Rappler

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