Resources on ILO response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis
From war to peace: A refugee’s journey to a new life with new skills
13 July 2022
Morshed Ali, 24 arrived in Turkey seven years ago after fleeing the war in Syria. He had to learn a new language, new skills and adapt to life in a foreign country. Yet he overcame the odds and graduated as an architect four years later.
Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour in Syria
09 July 2021
Since 2018, the ILO has been working with national and international partners in Syria to reduce worst forms of child labour among vulnerable communities through the prevention, withdrawal, and rehabilitation of working children and children at risk of child labour. In this video, meet some of the children whose lives have improved as a result of the programme.
Include indigenous people in COVID-19 response
20 July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.
My first 100 days in Baghdad under COVID-19 lockdown
15 July 2020
Taking up a new post in Baghdad during the pandemic posed enormous challenges, including inventing new working practices, overcoming prejudice and handling security, but it didn’t prevent the ILO’s new Country Coordinator from making progress in promoting decent work and social justice.
Statement by the ILO Director-General to the Brussels IV Conference supporting Syria and the region
30 June 2020
“Let us focus on building back better with a human-centred approach with and for refugees and their host communities,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has said to the Brussels IV Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, convened by the EU.
World Day Against Child Labour – responding to COVID-19 in the Arab States
12 June 2020
On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO in the Arab States sheds light on key projects addressing child labour in the region, and measures taken in some countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Labour Force and Household Living Conditions Survey (LFHLCS) in Lebanon 2018–2019
18 December 2019
Lebanon's Central Administration for Statistics (CAS) and the ILO have published nationally representative statistical data on the current conditions of work in the country.
Lebanon launches the results of the Labour Force and Households Living Conditions Survey for 2018 - 2019
18 December 2019
The Central Administration of Statistics launches the main results of the Labour Force and Households’ Living Conditions Survey, which was carried out with the technical support from the ILO and funding from the EU.
Inclusion of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Labour Market with a Humanitarian Development Focus: Case Studies and Good Practices
04 December 2019
A knowledge sharing event, focusing on good practices in “the inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market with a humanitarian development nexus,” was held in Jordan in December 2019. The following case studies were presented at the event, highlighting labour market challenges at a time of crisis and innovative solutions that practically address the needs of refugees/displaced persons and countries hosting them – through key themes, models of intervention, and good practices.
Employment and Peacebuilding for ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon
06 October 2019
Under the framework of the ILO/UNDP/UNICEF project, entitled “Employment and Peacebuilding: Building Bridges Amongst ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon” funded by the Peacebuilding Fund, the ILO provided Lebanese and Syrian refugee youth with non-financial and financial support for the establishment of Lebanese-Syrian joint-income generating initiatives as a way to create employment opportunities and decrease tension among host communities and Syrian refugees.