Hundreds of Lebanon’s most vulnerable migrant maids flown home, many more wait

Charities have been helping to repatriate stranded domestic workers, but thousands are still waiting to return home

AMMAN, Dec 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant maids have been repatriated with funds raised by local charities, but thousands more remain stuck and destitute due to a deep economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to campaigners.

Their top priority has been aiding women with health problems or young children and those who have lost jobs and accommodation during the crisis, which has worsened the plight of workers trapped in a system long compared to modern slavery.

English | December 18, 2020



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