2.2 M manggagawa apekatdo ng hagupit ng bagyong Odette
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(In photo: Mga sinalanta ng bagyong Odette sa Bohol)

Naapektuhan ng bagyong Odette ang nasa 2.2 milyong manggagawa sa isinagawang rapid impact assessment ng International Labor Organization (ILO).

“Amongst the regions hardest hit were Western Visayas that saw 21% (672,000) of the workforce affected, Eastern Visayas with 19% (343,000), and Central Visayas with 18% (643,000),” paglalahad ng ILO.

“Meanwhile, in Caraga, nearly one-third of the region’s entire workforce (363,000) was impacted,” dagdag ng organisasyon.

“Following the onslaught of the typhoon, the United Nations called the impact ‘a crisis within a crisis’ since the country is barely recovering from the pandemic, and currently addressing a spike in cases,” saad pa ng ILO.

Magsasagawa ang ILO ng field assessment at magpapadala ng tulong upang makapagsimulang bumangon ang mga nasalanta.

“This will be done in coordination with the government through the Department of Labor and Employment, workers and employers’ organizations, indigenous peoples, affected communities, and key partners. ILO will also assist affected regions under some of its existing projects for a human-centered recovery through decent work and sustainable livelihood,” ayon pa sa ILO.

(Toni Tambong)

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