An ongoing project documenting the lives of migrant workers mostly in Lebanon. Initially I had focused on their living spaces due to the fact that many live in small, claustrophobic rooms while others have to do with make-shift dwellings. Stories of maids sleeping under dining room tables or on kitchen floors are common.
Faced with abuse and racism by their employees, there are many cases of suicides by migrant workers, specially live-in maids. A video recorded by mobile phone was recently broadcasted on a local TV station where an Ethiopian lady was being beaten and dragged by her hair into a car in front of the Ethiopian Embassy by a man who owns a migrant worker agency. The lady committed suicide the day after at the hospital she was admitted to.