Disasters such as the earthquake have severe implications on the world of work. Jobs and livelihoods are destroyed, businesses interrupted and workplaces damaged. This can also lead to an exacerbation of other decent work deficits. In addition, debris and rubble removal works without proper safety measures also subject workers to a number of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risk factors, such as exposure to hazardous objects, unsafe working conditions and work-related accidents.
In such a humanitarian context that requires a viable solution, one of the suitable instruments that the ILO can apply is the employment intensive approach. The approach aims to combine efforts to rehabilitate destroyed infrastructures with an immediate decent job creation scheme, and a longer-term objective of skills development and employability enhancement as well as improvement of working conditions. As such, the ILO interventions in the aftermath of the earthquake aim to ensure human security from an early recovery angle.
28 August 2023
ILO assessment reveals urgent labour market needs in the region badly hit by the earthquakes in eastern Türkiye earlier this year.
14 August 2023
Many families are facing difficulties finding work and a stable source of income following the earthquake which hit the Syrian city of Aleppo in February 2023.
03 August 2023
Following the earthquakes that hit Syria and Türkiye earlier this year, ILO infrastructure recovery works engaged communities in clearing debris and rubble in Aleppo, making many streets accessible and creating hundreds of short-term jobs