ILO in the Arab States

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  1. Video

    A year on from the blast, the ILO sows seeds of hope in Beirut

    04 August 2021

    After the explosion that devastated Beirut last year, the ILO through its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme got to work to clear the rubble and create decent jobs. It worked with the authorities to restore livelihoods and create a safer city.

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    ILO honours the victims of the Beirut port explosion

    04 August 2021

    The ILO joined other UN agencies to honour those who lost their lives and their loved ones in last year’s Beirut port blast, and paid tribute to the women and men who lost their properties, jobs and livelihoods. ILO Regional Director Ruba Jaradat took part in a memorial event at the location of the tragic explosion.

  3. Video

    ILO promotes entrepreneurship among Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    03 August 2021

    The ILO has trained over 650 women and men on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, aimed at promoting livelihoods and decent job creation in the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

Publications

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region

    This technical paper examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants and refugees. It focuses on several relevant areas including health, income security, the economy and education.

  2. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/Arab States region

    This policy brief provides a summary of the main social protection measures that were adopted by the countries in the MENA/Arab States region in immediate response to the pandemic. 

  3. Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon

    The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Lebanon at a time when the country was grappling with its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Lockdown measures have further hampered economic activity and left various groups of workers severely affected.