Coron Islanders in Philippines get decent work after typhoon

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A group of clean-up workers in Tacloban, Philippines walk through piles of debris left by the storm. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Communities in Philippine’s remote island of Coron are getting decent work after a typhoon devastated their region, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

ILO estimates that Typhoon Haiyan killed 8,000 and affected nearly 16 million people across the Philippines.

Lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and services were all lost on the vacation island.

A year later, the island’s people are recovering from the disaster and also learning new skills and ways to support their families.

Karen Naets-Sekiguchi has the story.

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