ILO's Refugee Response

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The Syrian conflict has captured international attention due to its unprecedented scale of population displacement.
Turkey hosts the highest number of refugees in the world. As such, it faces the challenge of integrating more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees, including 2.1 million of working age.
Around one million Syrian refugees are estimated to be working in Turkey. In addition to that, in 2017, more than 112,000 non-Syrian refugees – predominately from Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran – applied for international protection in Turkey. Read more...

On-going Projects

Within the scope of this strategy, the ILO has, since 2015, been implementing seven projects, out of which four are still on-going. Two are funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Conflict, and two by the US Department of State Bureau of Population, Migration and Refugees.

Completed Projects