#SENDUSHOME

This Is Lebanon has been working tirelessly since the aftermath of the recent blast towards the goal of getting Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) back home safely.

Prior to the blast, conditions had deteriorated with an increasing number of employers being unable to afford, or simply refusing to pay, the salaries of their migrant domestic workers. There has been a sharp increase in migrant workers being thrown out of their sponsor’s homes, often without payment or personal identification, leaving them in a highly vulnerable position.

In response to this, as well as untenable conditions for work, This Is Lebanon calls for an immediate evacuation of vulnerable migrant workers in Lebanon. This new #SendUsHome campaign seeks to provide migrant workers a way home through the provision of flight tickets, information, and pressure on embassies and consulates of countries of origin to safely repatriate their citizens back home.

Our campaign activities serve the purpose of safely getting Migrant Domestic Workers back home.


Raising money for the repatriation of MDWs. If their employer neglects them, they haven’t been paid, and their country is not sponsoring their evacuation, they need your support.

The Lebanese authorities are fully responsible for these workers’ fate. But instead of facilitating their exit from the country, both General Security and the Judiciary put obstacles in the way to their repatriation.

Coming Soon!

We are raising funds to evacuate the most vulnerable migrant domestic workers in Lebanon so they can return to their families.

Here’s how you can help: #SendUsHome

BRIEFINGS


August 6, 2019 | 8:53 pm

Ibtissam Alsaadi & Her Sexual Abusing Children

Mary Grace: Enslaved & Sexually Abused by Ibtissam Alsaadi & Family

Mary Grace Bongao worked for Ibtissam Alsaadi and her family for 11 months. In this time she was physically, psychologically and sexually abused by the family.

August 6, 2019 | 7:48 am

Abdallah and Maha Rafi Lawyers/Slaveholders

Abdallah and Maha Rafi: Lawyers & Slaveholders

Abdallah and Maha Rafi are lawyers and slaveholders who still owe $10,000 to their former employees.

July 1, 2019 | 2:12 am

Lieutenant Colonel Riad Ezeddine

She had been beaten black and blue and had bruises over her whole body. The Lebanese described the treatment she’d received as extremely cruel.