2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellow Jannes Tessmann’s policy brief “Syrian Textile Workers Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case for Closer Cooperation between Turkey and the EU” was published.
This policy brief provides insights about the working situation of Syrians in the garment industry to explain how vulnerabilities among informal workers intersect with cleavages based on ethnicity, age, gender, and legal status. COVID-19 has exacerbated economic hardships, particularly for the most vulnerable groups. It thereby exposes both the flaws of Turkey’s temporary protection regime as well as the real costs of a global industry that builds on low-cost and flexible production.
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