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HRW demands UN to step in Lebanon blast, as domestic investigations yield no result

HRW demands UN to step in Lebanon blast, as domestic investigations yield no result

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch urged United Nations to step into the Lebanon blast investigations as the country’s domestic team has failed to yield any substantial results. It’s been more than two months since the…

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Lebanon: The Port Explosion Has Worsened the hardships of Migrant Domestic Workers

Lebanon: The Port Explosion Has Worsened the hardships of Migrant Domestic Workers

Already struck by the economic crisis, Lebanon’s situation has turned sourer following the blast at Beirut port, Which has led to homelessness and joblessness of domestic migrant workers abandoned by their employers, the Human Rights…

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Africa Consortium Works Together To Bring Back Migrants From Lebanon

Africa Consortium Works Together To Bring Back Migrants From Lebanon

While South African diplomats and officials are busying siphoning funds kept aside for Covid-19 recovery, migrant workers are tolling it out in Lebanon. The low skilled workers are having a harrowing time in Lebanon where…

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After Qatar, Lebanon takes a step towards labor reforms, Rights groups raise need for more

After Qatar, Lebanon takes a step towards labor reforms, Rights groups raise need for more

Almost a week after Qatar introduced labor reforms, abolishing the Kafala (Sponsorship) System, Lebanon takes first step in the same direction. Kafala System, common in Middle East, is an abusive system which binds migrant workers…

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Why Is Lebanon Ignoring Its Migrant Population?

Why Is Lebanon Ignoring Its Migrant Population?

Migrant workers are facing a tough time keeping their heads above water in Lebanon. The lockdown situation along with the recent blast in Beirut has made their eviction an inevitable consequence. The blast has apparently…

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Beirut blast worsens conditions of Bangladeshi workers

Beirut blast worsens conditions of Bangladeshi workers

Already stranded due to the pandemic and the economic collapse gripping Lebanon, the blast only increased their desperation to go home. For the thousands of Bangladeshi workers stuck in Lebanon, the Beirut blast was the…

Migrant workers
Ethiopian workers abandoned by employers in crisis-hit Lebanon

Ethiopian workers abandoned by employers in crisis-hit Lebanon

Lebanon’s economic crisis has resulted in thousands of migrant workers in the country struggling for survival. Several Lebanese employers have stopped salaries to these migrant domestic workers employed as cleaners and caretakers of children in…

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Lebanon: Economic crisis worsens migrant workers’ plight

Lebanon: Economic crisis worsens migrant workers’ plight

Lebanon’s economic crisis worsened the plight of thousands of migrant workers, who were throwing out by their employers and had been struggling to secure repatriation flights to go back home. As Lebanese pound plunged to…

Migrant workers
The tragedy of migrant workers in Lebanon

The tragedy of migrant workers in Lebanon

The suicide of a Filipino migrant worker in Beirut raises new doubts on the migrants’ conditions in Lebanon. In the Country, the COVID-19 restrictions measures exacerbated the economic crisis. The victim died, on May 24,…

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Lebanon Refuses To Help Migrant Workers Return Home

Lebanon Refuses To Help Migrant Workers Return Home

The life of some 2.5 million migrant workers in Lebanon hasn’t become any easier in the pandemic times. The earlier exploitation of low wages, long working hours and no labour law protection is place has…