Fragile states and disaster response

  1. Community action to fight child labour

    12 June 2019

    By working with local communities an ILO project in Bangladesh has succeeded in removing 2,000 children from child labour.

  2. Out of the mines and into school

    12 June 2019

    An ILO project in Ghana’s artisanal mining communities is helping to reduce child labour and open up opportunities for education for vulnerable children.

  3. Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    An ILO project in Jordan supports hundreds of local farmers with the construction of rainwater cisterns to help improve infrastructure and agricultural productivity.

  4. A rocky but productive road to jobs

    31 May 2019

    In the midst of the conflict-affected country, I witnessed hard-working, peace-loving people going about their lives, seemingly unperturbed by the conflict. They come out every day to eke out a living, driven by steadfast hope and deep-rooted determination, to rebuild their lives and their local economies.

  5. New job new life

    31 May 2019

    Syrian refugee, Muhammed Najjar, arrived in Turkey with his family, not knowing the language or having the means to earn an income. After taking part in the ILO’s Workplace Adaptation programme, not only does he have a job, he’s also been able to integrate into the Turkish community which is now his home.

  6. A dream fulfilled against the odds

    23 May 2019

    Boshra Shaal is one of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey who have taken part in vocational training and Turkish language courses run by the ILO, in cooperation with local partners. The training has helped her realise her dream of becoming a chef.

  7. © ACNUR/Siegfried Modola 2019

    ILO supports Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    07 May 2019

    The initiative launched with an initial ILO funding of US$ 2 million will aim at the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

  8. Why indigenous peoples’ knowledge matters to a green future of work

    24 April 2019

    Can indigenous and tribal peoples help save the planet? That is a question we looked into to research what traditional knowledge means in everyday practice and how it can contribute to addressing climate change.

  9. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  10. Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.