• Thursday, 2 July, 2020

    13 Ethiopian women left a shelter run by Caritas on June 22, 2020, reporting some concerning violations of their rights during their stay.  Most of the women had been abandoned by their employers at the Ethiopian consulate and were referred to Caritas by the Ministry of Labor which publicly claimed that it would investigate their cases and prosecute the employers who committed violations.

  • Tuesday, 16 June, 2020
    We can all do something to stop the devastating impact of kafala on the lives of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Lebanon. And we can all work towards one day abolishing this oppressive system completely. Here's a list to get you started. Act now.
  • Monday, 15 June, 2020

    More than 100 migrant workers of different nationalities have been abandoned by their employers or showed up at their consulate since the beginning of June 2020. The majority of these workers are Ethiopian due to the size of the Ethiopian community in Lebanon. The Ethiopian consulate failed to intervene and closed its doors to its own citizens. 

  • Sunday, 26 April, 2020

    Since the beginning of the economic crisis in Lebanon in 2019, migrant workers have suffered severe financial losses due to being fired, reduction in salaries, and rapid devaluation of the local currency. The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating these losses. As a result, most migrants are being pushed into severe poverty, unable to secure their most basic needs, including food and shelter. 

  • Sunday, 26 April, 2020

    To respond to the impact of the coronavirus and economic crises on migrant workers, ARM is planning interventions for basic needs assistance including food and hygiene kits and advocacy to prevent evictions. We are calling for volunteers to help us in the following projects:

     

  • Saturday, 11 April, 2020

    On March 14, Faustina Tay, a young woman from Ghana, was discovered dead in the car park of her employer’s home in Beirut. She is yet another migrant domestic worker to lose her life under the kafala system. We call for a thorough and transparent investigation into Faustina's death, as we continue to call for justice for the thousands of cases of violence, abuse, and deaths of migrant workers in Lebanon.

    Faustina’s last message to activists, 18 hours before her death, was “God, please help me.”

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