Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ethiopians are the biggest group of migrant workers in Lebanon #EthiopiansInLebanon

There are more than 100,000 Ethiopian migrants in Lebanon working under the kafala sponsorship system, which binds them to one employer. The kafala system applies across the Arab world and is highly criticized by human rights group for exploiting workers and denying them the ability to travel or change jobs. Under the kafala system an employer sometimes holds the worker’s passport, residency and work permits even though the Ministry of Labor states migrants have the right to keep their passport and all legal papers. 

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