News and statements on labour migration

  1. Relief provided to 4,500 return migrant workers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    07 September 2021

    The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will distribute urgently needed food, hygiene items and information about local employment opportunities to returning migrant workers at quarantine centres, with the support of the International Labour Organization, European Union and Australian Government.

  2. © ILO/Stephen Opio 2021

    PROSPECTS Uganda: Dutch envoy inspired by refugees in Nakivale Settlement

    06 September 2021

    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda met with young refugees at the country’s oldest refugee settlement, and examined impact of ILO's entrepreneurship training programme, implemented with the support of PROSPECTS.

  3. Sierra Leone is founding crisis recovery and resilience on international labour standards

    25 August 2021

    Sierra Leone’s historic ratification of 9 ILO instruments was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  4. Digital labour platforms offer young refugees a possible route to decent work

    12 August 2021

    Digital labour platforms have the potential to transform how young refugees make a living, according to a new ILO report, but coordinated action is needed to help them access the gig economy and decent digital jobs.

  5. How digital labour platforms can provide decent jobs for young refugees

    12 August 2021

    Digital labour platforms can transform how young refugees make a living. But the unequal spread of internet connectivity, inequalities in digital skills and the specific obstacles that many refugee populations face daily make it difficult to apply for these jobs.

  6. PROSPECTS develops strategic partnerships with local government and the private sector to support decent jobs creation in Kenya

    30 July 2021

    Partnerships and collaboration are at the heart of the strategy in the implementation phase of the PROSPECTS programme in Kenya. Over the last year, the programme has prioritized the development of relationships with key stakeholders in the project target locations. Partnerships were established with both government and private sector actors working in the two refugee hosting counties.

  7. IGAD Region Media Competition on reporting Labour Migration

    29 July 2021

  8. The ILO holds a virtual validation workshop to discuss the report on informality in refugee settlements and host communities in Nakivale and Rhino Camp, Uganda

    26 July 2021

    On 8 July 2021, a draft version of the report “Diagnosis on informality in targeted intervention areas of the PROSPECTS programme in Uganda” was discussed in a multi-stakeholder validation workshop. The report intends to assess drivers of informality in refugee settlements and host communities in Nakivale in the southwestern part of the country and Rhino Camp in West Nile to identify opportunities to improve working conditions and reduce informality among these target groups.

  9. The ILO launches recovery grants for refugee and host community-owned businesses

    21 July 2021

    To contribute to the recovery of COVID-affected businesses, the ILO has launched a small business grant scheme, targeting 200 enterprises owned by refugees and host community members in Rhino Camp, West Nile, and Nakivale in Isingiro District in Western Uganda. 

  10. Seventy students graduate from the industrial welding skills programme in Turkana and Garissa, Kenya

    13 July 2021

    The ILO in Kenya collaborated with the East African Institute of Welding (EAIW), the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the county governments of Turkana and Garissa to introduce a six-month welder training programme to empower youth, provide them with employment-relevant skills and address the mismatch between skills and jobs available in the labour market in Turkana and Garissa counties.