Articles and features

  1. ILO initiative strengthens engineers’ capacities in post-earthquake Syria

    22 February 2024

    An ILO workshop has provided engineers in Aleppo in northern Syrian with structural damage assessment equipment and trained them on its use, to support rehabilitating infrastructure and buildings damaged by last year’s earthquake.

  2. Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    08 February 2024

    No rest in old age. The story of Chawki Boustani, who is still farming at 91.

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    My work with earthquake survivors in Türkiye gives me purpose

    06 February 2024

    When multiple earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, Jin Dawod set to work matching survivors with therapists through her platform Peace Therapist. A Syrian refugee living in Türkiye, she knows first-hand how critical psycho-social support is to help people recover from trauma.

  4. After the earthquake: ILO projects contribute to recovery in Syria

    06 February 2024

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is helping communities in the city of Aleppo to rebuild after the earthquake in 2023.

  5. Privatizing coverage: Emerging threats to universal healthcare in Lebanon

    30 January 2024

  6. Apprenticeship programme inspires new beginnings in Lahj Governorate, Yemen

    23 January 2024

    In Radfan District, Lahj Governorate, 74 young apprentices (35 women) have graduated from a training programme to support their success in the local job market.

  7. Portraits from PROSPECTS - Visualizing change in host and refugee communities

    13 December 2023

    Depicting stories of host and refugee individuals with improved self-reliance and resilience, an exhibition led by ILO PROSPECTS programme at the colonnade of ILO Headquarters will underpin ILO’s approaches promoting inclusive socio-economic growth and decent work for both host and forcibly displaced communities. The exhibition will be on from 14 December to 11 January in its first phase.

  8. Bridging the Skills Gap in Lebanon's Poultry Sector

    11 December 2023

    The training programme, run by the ILO and AVSI Foundation, adopted a holistic approach, merging theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience for the enhancement of decent working conditions across the sector

  9. Rehabilitating Dreams: The Human Voices behind Aleppo's School Rehabilitation Project

    24 November 2023

    In the heart of Aleppo, amidst the rubble left by earthquakes, a beacon of hope emerged through the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s project to rehabilitate and revive three schools in Aleppo.

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    A rehabilitated irrigation channel and economic empowerment for residents of Lebanon’s Damour area

    21 November 2023

    A project by the ILO’s ENABLE programme is working to empower agricultural communities through employment opportunities and infrastructure rehabilitation of an irrigation channel.