Beirut’s migrant workers persist in the shadow of the blast

Lack of sustainable employment and safe shelter has exposed even more people to trafficking or abuse by their employers.

Beirut, Lebanon – The twin explosions in the Port of Beirut on August 4 exacerbated Lebanon’s deepening economic crisis, stranding thousands of destitute migrant workers without work and no clear route home.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates 24,500 migrants lost their jobs, homes or were directly affected in other ways by the Beirut blasts.

English | October 14, 2020



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