Emergency employment: Job creation through debris and solid waste management

17 Dec 2013


Extreme powerful winds brought by the typhoon caused massive destruction and post-typhoon debris. The large amounts of debris pose danger to communities and hinder access to schools, hospitals and recovery centers.

In this context, UNDP’s programme package is designed to provide an immediate recovery response through cash-for-work in debris management and in solid waste management for 104,000 people.

Project Objectives

  • Respond to the urgent needs of the typhoon victims to clear the settlements of waste and debris brought about by typhoon Yolanda through cashfor-work programs contributing to the recovery of the areas.
  • Urgently respond to the solid waste management requests of municipalities and beneficiaries through activities related to infrastructure in landfills, temporary dump sites and essential municipal services.

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