Wednesday, 29 March 2023 05:23

ILO calls for fresh support as job losses grip post-quake Türkiye and Syria

Child labour in Türkiye and Syria could increase following the February earthquake.

Urgent support is needed to prevent a slide into poverty and an increase in child labour and hand-to-mouth jobs, following the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria in February, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday in new assessment reports.

Hundreds of thousands of workers in both countries have lost their livelihoods because of the earthquakes, preliminary findings showed in the new ILOassessments of the disaster’s impact on the labour market.

Our fresh report on the employment impact of the earthquake is online. It points out important policy recommendations as well…