Cases of Kafala Abuse in Lebanon.

Glory Escaped Slavery in Lebanon Thanks to Lebanon

June 15, 2020

Glory wrote to us feeling suicidal. She was tricked into going to Lebanon thinking she’d be working in a hotel. She was abused and unpaid. We got her home.

Victim Image Jenny Agredo Thanks This Is Lebanon for Negotiating Her Way Home in Kafala Slavery

February 19, 2020

Jenny’s employer died and his brother was planning to take her to the agency against her wishes. We advocated for her repatriation and she was sent home.

Doreen - Paid $9000 Thanks to This Is Lebanon

August 15, 2019

Thanks to pressure from This Is Lebanon, Doreen’s employers finally let her return home on 7 June, 2019. She left Lebanon with $1,000 in cash and $9,197 paid via Western Union in four separate payments. No wonder Doreen was dancing with joy when she got home.

Keriya, Released from Kafala Slavery

April 23, 2019

Keriya’s family contacted This Is Lebanon on 23 December 2018. They were worried because Keriya, an Ethiopian national, had been in Lebanon for six years. She had finished her contract. Why hadn’t she come home? Why hadn’t she sent them any money for six months?

Philippine Embassy Meets With Halima and Ibtisaam and Forcers Her Silence

June 1, 2018

Halima was a slave for Ibtissam Saade for 10 whole years – not a single phone call to her husband and three young daughters. Constant physical and verbal abuse.


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