August 30, 2021
Members of the Alliance of Migrant Domestic Workers preparing food supplies. Photo by Robin Tutenges on Slate
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Weekly Vaccine Drives for Migrant Workers [here]
The embassy of Bangladesh announced in a Facebook post a weekly vaccination drive for migrant workers every Thursday, with transportation provided from Dora to the vaccine center. Location to be confirmed.
Six Syrian men are at risk of deportation after being kidnapped at the Syrian embassy last week where they were headed to receive their passports. The men were instructed by the General Security to secure a visa to any country other than Lebanon or they would be deported to Syria in the next 24 hours. This decision is illegal given that deportation is to be decided solely by courts.
The army had released a statement last week confirming the men were arrested by their intelligence unit and were then handed to the General Security.
Five of the 6 men crossed to Lebanon last month from the besieged city of Daraa that is now undergoing violent armed conflicts, which makes them especially at risk of forced disappearance and arbitrary detention.
The deportation has been reportedly delayed by 3 days.
Report on the Conditions of Migrant Domestic Workers on Slate [here]
An article on Slate reported the changes in the conditions of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) and the ongoing deterioration of their working conditions with the ongoing devaluation of the Lebanese pound. The following facts and numbers were additionally reported: