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Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon who have lost their jobs are given little protection under the country's current sponsorship system.

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of solidarity with Americans protesting the killing of George Floyd

Lebanese artist's 'in solidarity' image for George Floyd 'racist'

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Lebanese artist's 'in solidarity' image for George Floyd 'racist'

The independent Lebanese artist posted a photoshopped blackface image of herself with afro hair, which she claimed was 'in solidarity' with the African-American killed by the police.

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

Filipina domestic worker dies at 'overcrowded' shelter in Lebanon

The New Arab

Filipina domestic worker dies at 'overcrowded' shelter in Lebanon

A migrant worker taking shelter at the Philippines embassy in Lebanon died in 'suspicious circumstances', prompting Manila to launch an ...

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle under the Kafala system.

The New Arab & agencies

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

The New Arab

UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

Clashes have broken out in an industrial area of Abu Dhabi between workers striking over non-payment of salaries and UAE police.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon announces flights out for crisis-hit foreign workers

Lebanon has begun organizing return trips for migrant workers wishing to return to their countries of origin amid a biting economic crisis ...

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

Gasia Ohanes

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

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Lebanon arrests man for attempting to 'sell' Nigerian worker

Lebanon's security forces detained a man who put up a Nigerian domestic worker he was employing "for sale" on social media.

Together Against Coronavirus: Shining a spotlight on frontline heroes

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Together Against Coronavirus: Shining a spotlight on frontline heroes

In this special series, The New Arab profiles charities, organisations, and initiatives leading the response against the coronavirus pandemic ...

UAE arrests Emirati influencer for 'racist speech'

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UAE arrests Emirati influencer for 'racist speech'

Emirati prosecutors reportedly ordered the arrest of an influencer named by courts as TM.

Indian minister slams 'inadequate' UAE quarantine facilities for migrants

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Indian minister slams 'inadequate' UAE quarantine facilities for migrants

Around three million Indian citizens work in the UAE, often living and working in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

Gulf countries slammed for mass deportations of migrant workers

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Gulf countries slammed for mass deportations of migrant workers

Saudi Arabia and UAE are repatriating thousands of foreign workers despite their home nations not being able to sufficiently quarantine them, ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

A subdued Easter in Jerusalem, virtual wedding services and the Gulf's reckless deportations of migrant workers in today's coronavirus roundup.

Florence Massena

For domestic workers, Lebanon lockdown a recipe for abuse

Already deprived of basic rights and freedom, domestic migrant workers are now at greater risk of being abused as Lebanon remains under lockdown ...

The New Arab

Lebanon launches unprecedented investigation into Ghanaian domestic worker's death

After a report by Al Jazeera detailed the harrowing circumstances surrounding the death of migrant worker Faustina Tay, Lebanon has opened an ...

The New Arab

Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

Hospitals at the forefront of Lebanon's fight against the novel coronavirus are reportedly failing to provide affordable testing to undocumented ...

Beirut under quarantine

Carmen Geha

Beirut under quarantine

Comment: With no safety net, and privatised, corrupt interests running basic services, Lebanon is woefully under-prepared to respond to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Philippines reimposes ban on citizens working in Kuwait

A Filipina maid was allegedly sexually abused and killed by her employer, sparking another row between Kuwait and the Philippines.

Qatar abolishes exit visa system in 'milestone' labour reform

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar abolishes exit visa system in 'milestone' labour reform

Qatar scrapped mandatory exit permits for migrant domestic staff and other groups on Thursday, as part of efforts to boost rights for guest ...

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

Sarah Khalil

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

'This is Lebanon' is a project founded by a former migrant worker, who seeks an end to labour exploitation of migrant domestic workers in ...

Bangladeshi women 'sexually and physically abused' by Saudi employers

Amira Khan

Bangladeshi women 'sexually and physically abused' by Saudi employers

A shocking number of Bangladeshi domestic workers in Saudi Arabia are victim to ongoing abuse and exploitation at the hands of their employers, ...

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