UPDATES TO KAFALA

The definitive place to get the latest updates on Kafala.

Aljazeera Writes About This Is Lebanon

October 14, 2020 | English

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


Medium writes about kafala

October 13, 2020 | English

In conversation with the editor-in-chief of The Public Source


Modern Diplomacy writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 13, 2020 | English

Political corruption in Lebanon traces its roots to the re-assembling in the post-civil war era, which entrenched a realm of politics dominated by war lords and militia-like mentalities operating through a sectarian discourse.


WION talks about Kafala Lebanon

October 10, 2020 | English

Are Lebanon migrant workers treated like slaves? Workers are badly affected due to the economic collapse, and are exploited due to the 'Kafala system'. 250,000 workers in Lebanon not covered by labour laws. @AlysonLe brings the report.


The Daily Star writes about Kafala

October 10, 2020 | English

UNITED NATIONS: A new report estimates that 29 million women and girls are victims of modern slavery, exploited by practices including forced labor, forced marriage, debt-bondage and domestic servitude.


Il Fatto Quotidiano writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 10, 2020 | Italian

REPORTAGE - Mariema, orfana di 24 anni, ha lasciato la Sierra Leone con un biglietto di sola andata per Beirut. Come lei altre 250mila ragazze arrivano da Africa e sud-est asiatico in Libano e altri Paesi arabi per prestare servizio presso famiglie facoltose. A loro viene ritirato passaporto e cellulare, subito. Non godranno di nessun diritto, né di nessuna protezione. È il sistema della “Kalafa”, fatto di soprusi e abusi, quello che ha vissuto Mariema. Che ora non riesce quasi più a muoversi e a vedere


The961 Articles About This Is Lebanon and Kafala

October 9, 2020 | English

Like many migrant domestic workers before them, women from Sierra Leone have been trapped in Lebanon, stranded, unemployed, and unable to return home.


Reuters writes about kafala

October 8, 2020 | English

The Beirut blast, years of economic problems and now COVID-19 have driven many migrant workers to despair


Beirut today writes about kafala

October 8, 2020 | English


AlModon writes about Kafala Lebanon

October 8, 2020 | Arabic

"وقالت العاملة ميزيريت، التي باتت في إثيوبيا اليوم، أنها كلما كانت تطالب براتبها الشهري كان مستخدمها ينهال عليها بالضرب. وأعلنت الحركة القانونية الدولية أنها تقدمت بدعوى إلى محكمة الجنايات اللبنانية، موكلة عن ميزيريت، اليوم الخميس في 8 تشرين الأول، بدعوى خضوعها للعبودية وتهمة اتجار بالبشر، والتعذيب، والتمييز العنصري. وطلبت الجمعية من المحكمة محاسبة وكالة مكتب الاستقدام بهذه الجرائم السابقة."


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