25 February 2016

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects, esp. re. Syrians


The Young African Refugees for Integral Development's "Women Empowerment Project," is the winner of the 2016 Ockenden Prize. The Uganda-based project "teaches English, business skills, tailoring and handcraft to female refugees, asylum seekers and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to help overcome deprivation and vulnerability to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society."

For more information, read this Thomson Reuters Foundation news story and visit Ockenden International's Facebook page.


"Can the Welfare State Survive the Refugee Crisis?," The Atlantic, 18 Feb. 2016 [text]

Helping Newly Settled Refugees Find Economic Opportunity in Sweden (LinkedIn Blog, Feb. 2016) [text]

The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (ILO, updated Feb. 2016) [text via ALNAP]

Labour Market Analysis (LMA) in Humanitarian Contexts:  A Practitioner’s Guide (IRC, Mercy Corps & Save the Children, Jan. 2016) [text via ALNAP]

Realization of the Right to Work, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/31/32 (UN General Assembly, Dec. 2015) [text via Refworld]

Regional Dialogue on Market Impact of Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt: Summary Report and Conclusions (ILO, Oct. 2015) [text via ALNAP]

Towards Decent Work in Lebanon: Issues and Challenges in Light of the Syrian Refugee Crisis (ILO, 2015) [text via ALNAP]

Work Permits for Syrian Refugees in Jordan (ILO, Nov. 2015) [text via ALNAP]

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- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (25 Feb. 2016)

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