Economic Crisis in Lebanon: Foreign workers caught in escalating situation

In Lebanon, another violent round of street protests is underway as price hikes and unemployment continue, driven by an unprecedented economic crisis that started last year. In the shadow of that crisis is the country’s estimated a quarter million domestic workers, who are foreigners. They’ve been tossed out from jobs and are helplessly waiting for a way out. Stephanie Freid has the story.

The frontlines of Lebanon’s economic crisis, street battles fought between riot police and increasing numbers of Lebanese who are free-falling into poverty. Behind the scenes: Lebanon’s discarded domestic workers.

Overflowing shelters can’t accommodate the discarded workers. The airport has been shut down since March. There’s no way out. They’re living on the street.

English | July 10, 2020

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