COVID-19: the resilience of young Lebanese and Syrian refugees

The short documentary 'The impacts of COVID-19 on young refugees in Lebanon' tells the stories of young refugees as well as that of young people involved in rubble removal in Beirut, as part of the ILO's Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

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In the lead up to the Youth at Heart Forum the ILO PROSPECTS partnership- supported by the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs- spoke to young Lebanese and Syrian refugees in Lebanon on the impacts of COVID-19 on their education, employment and lives.

The video shows the struggle and resilience of youth, and reflects the realities of the multiples crises that they are currently facing in Lebanon.

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The impacts of COVID-19 on young refugees in Lebanon

ILO documentary : The impacts of COVID-19 on young refugees in Lebanon (11:57)

The voices and aspirations of these young people consulted will serve as input to the Youth & COVID-19 session, informing and influencing the discussion and outcome of the Youth at Heart Forum.

ILO & Decent Jobs for Youth on 2 November: Studio Orange  15:30- 16:00  Youth and COVID-19-   Decent Jobs for Youth, ILO

Watch the virtual forum on YouTube

Do you want to hear more stories from youth in Africa and the Middle-East? The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised the virtual forum Youth at Heart. Here young people from the Middle East and Africa discussed their experiences and thoughts about education, work and participation.

All sessions of the Youth at Heart virtual forum that was broadcasted on 2 November 2020, can be watched on our YouTube channel: Livestream 4 studio's on YouTube