More than 800 refugees died in occupational accidents in Turkey last decade - report
At least 828 refugees, including 73 children have died in work-related accidents in Turkey during the last decade, a recent report showed.
According to Turkey’s Health and Safety Labor Watch (ISIG), 51 percent of the refugees who died in occupational accidents were Syrians, where 18 percent of them were from Afghanistan.
The majority of the accidents took place in Turkey’s agriculture and forestry sectors with 240 deaths, equivalent to 29 percent of the total. It was followed with 204 deaths in construction and transportation sectors, 58 in municipal works, 47 in textile sector and 33 in metalworking, the report published on Monday found.
A total of 72 deaths were listed as woman and 756 as man, the report that compiled data between 2013 and 2022 showed.
Turkey hosts around 4 million refugees, including more than 3.5 million Syrian nationals, according to the UNHCR.
The country is also among the world’s ten worst countries for labor rights according to a 2021 report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).