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- WFP: WFP Lebanon Country Brief, August 2019. 19 Sep 2019
- NRC: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Gender & Accessibility to Housing. 16 Sep 2019
- UNRWA: 37,000 Palestine Refugee Students in Lebanon return to UNRWA Schools. 12 Sep 2019
CAIRO (ILO News) – A new multi-organizational report finds that conflict and war over the past decade has coincided with an increase in child labour among refugee children, the internally displaced and other populations across the region.
The Netherlands has joined an innovative partnership with the ILO to support refugees and their host communities.
GENEVA (ILO news) - The Netherlands and the ILO have launched a new strategic partnership to create livelihoods for refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.
The Lebanese labour market is encountering significant challenges. In 2012, the national unemployment rate was estimated at 11 per cent, with jobseekers often unemployed for periods of up to one year. Unemployment rates are particularly high for women (18 per cent) and youth (34 per cent).
The labour market is also characterized by:
ES.1 Introduction and methodology
Child Labour in Emergencies: Introducing the New Interagency Toolkit
The Toolkit, produced by the Child Labour Task Force, co-chaired by Plan International and the ILO, was launched in November 2016 during the Annual Meeting of the Alliance in Geneva.
Host to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled the war in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon has witnessed a rise in child labour in recent years, largely in the hazardous agricultural sector.
Ministry of Labour, ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children launch study on plight of working children on streets in Lebanon
BEIRUT, 16th February 2015 – A study launched today sheds light on the plight of working street-based children in Lebanon. The report, “Children Living and Working on the Streets in Lebanon: Profile and Magnitude”, is the first of its kind in Lebanon to assess the scope and characteristics of the increasingly visible phenomenon of one of the worst forms of child labour.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon face harsh working conditions
An ILO assessment of Syrian refugee employment in Lebanon finds that low wages, high unemployment and lack of labour market regulation pose serious challenges to livelihoods for both residents and refugees in host communities
BEIRUT (ILO News) – Almost a third of Syrian refugees in Lebanon's labour market are unemployed, said the International Labour Organization in a study entitled “Assessment of the Impact of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and their Employment Profile”.
Palestinians in Lebanon working under precarious conditions
Restrictions in Lebanon do not exclude Palestinian refugees from the labour market but lead to exploitative conditions, a new ILO-EU study says.
GENEVA (ILO News) – Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon continue to find jobs despite legal and administrative hurdles, but face exploitative working conditions, according to an ILO-EU study.
Project Number: LEB/10/02/EEC
Donor: European Union
Sector: Employment and Social Protection
Unit Responsible: Regional Office for Arab States
Beirut 28 February 2011 - The Lebanese Minister of Labour in the caretaking government Boutros Harb signed on Tuesday (22nd of February) a decree implementing amendments to the Labour Law that were adopted last August, thus facilitating access of Palestinian Refugees to work permits and de-linking those permits from a work contract.
The decree has now been referred to the Council of State (Shoura) for finalization as per the provisions of the Lebanese law.
A meeting took place between UNRWA's Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi and Minister Boutros Harb on 19 February in the …
18 August 2010
Briefing Note No.12
ILO/CRISIS, January 2008
In 2006, after the war, the ILO conducted two studies together with the UNDP on the impact of conflict on Small and Medium Enterprises and on household living standards in Lebanon. Since August 2007, ILO has been implementing a Local Socio-Economic Recovery project (LSER) in southern Lebanon with a total budget of USD 1.3 Million, which is funded by the Lebanese UN Trust Fund.
An issue relatively underemphasized in research,
policies, programmes and debates on current conflicts, this document examines
gender concerns in employment during reintegration, reconstruction and
peace building processes.
Providing an analytical synthesis of research and insights based upon country studies undertaken by the ILO between 1996 and 2000, the document seeks to guide policy formulation, effective pursuit of gender-sensitive programming, decent work and other activities, and stimulate and advance current debate.