Cases of Kafala Abuse in Lebanon.

Shakira suffered physical and sexual abuse and non-payment of her salary during her year in Lebanon. She contacted “This Is Lebanon” three months after repatriation, asking for help to retrieve her 7 months’ unpaid salary.

Sara was unpaid for 8 months then beaten by her agent and his son before being forced into a new contract.

Six workers paid George thousands to help them become documented. He took their money and disappeared.

Sexual harassment, non-payment of salary, injured in Beirut blast, detained at the airport, and imprisoned due to a false accusation.

Modupe’s experiences in Lebanon showcase the problems with kafala.

There are multiple witnesses to the abuse meted out in Hayat Toumieh’s agency in Zahle. The Lebanese government should carry out an independent investigation and hold the perpetrators accountable.


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