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Now Lebanon writes about Kafala Lebanon

June 15, 2021 | English

Faced with dire economic circumstances and discrimination, migrant workers in Lebanon rely on each other to survive, co-founder of Volunteer Circle Nadine Makarem writes.

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June 14, 2021 | English

En Líbano el trabajo doméstico está ocupado mayoritariamente por mujeres, principalmente las originarias de Asia y África, que generalmente han tenido que endeudarse en su país de origen para migrar. Una vez en Líbano, hacen frente a restricciones y violencia en el trato, además de las dificultades financieras que encuentran para sobrevivir a diario. La crisis económica que actualmente abruma a Líbano aumenta las necesidades financieras de estas mujeres que a veces no tienen otra opción que endeudarse de nuevo para irse, a menudo a sus países de origen. Por lo tanto, el de estas mujeres en lucha es un viaje migratorio marcado por el yugo de la deuda.

Tehnowar writes about Kafala Lebanon

June 14, 2021 | Russian

Королевство Бахрейн на неопределенный срок приостановило выдачу разрешений на работу людям из стран, занесенных в «красный список» — перечень государств, в которых отмечается высокий уровень заболеваемости коронавирусом.

al arabiya writes about kafala

June 14, 2021 | English

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has elected Saudi Arabia to a titular membership of its governing body, according to an announcement.

Now Lebanon writes about Kafala Lebanon

June 14, 2021 | English

Dodging pulped food and glass shards, I walk the narrow and winding streets of Beirut up a hill in Hamra, one of the city’s main commercial districts, to the Q Hotel, with its crumbling sign and exposed brick façade. I make my way to the third floor, room 304, where, between ancient cupboards and worn carpets, time seems to have stopped in the 1950s. Mariema — her back hunched, her blue shirt sagging, her face hollow — is lying on a bed with its crumpled sheet on the floor.

Newlines magazine writes about Kafala Lebanon

June 8, 2021 | English

Dodging pulped food and glass shards, I walk the narrow and winding streets of Beirut up a hill in Hamra, one of the city’s main commercial districts, to the Q Hotel, with its crumbling sign and exposed brick façade. I make my way to the third floor, room 304, where, between ancient cupboards and worn carpets, time seems to have stopped in the 1950s. Mariema — her back hunched, her blue shirt sagging, her face hollow — is lying on a bed with its crumpled sheet on the floor.

Arab News Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

May 29, 2021 | English

The Philippine government has lifted its temporary ban on the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Saudi Arabia, clearing the way for over 400 workers left stranded due to COVID-19 protocol issues.

Open Democracy Writes about Kafala and This Is Lebanon

May 28, 2021 | English

Three years ago I was a newly arrived refugee in the UK, on the verge of losing my largely US-funded job because my US vetting had been held for almost a year without any response.

prothomalo writes about Kafala Lebanon

May 27, 2021 | English

Migrant workers in Lebanon have been hit hard by its multiple crises and half of them left jobless, the UN warned Wednesday, calling for voluntary returns to be scaled up.The combined effects of Lebanon’s economic collapse, the Covid-19 pandemic and last year’s deadly Beirut port explosion have worsened already dire living conditions for migrant workers.

May 27, 2021 | English

Migrant workers in Lebanon have been hit hard by its multiple crises and half of them left jobless, the UN warned Wednesday, calling for voluntary returns to be scaled up.The combined effects of Lebanon’s economic collapse, the COVID-19 pandemic and last year’s deadly Beirut port explosion have worsened already dire living conditions for migrant workers.

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