Weekly News Reports 2021

Weekly News Report: December 20-24, 2021

The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) addressed the severe impact of funding cuts on Palestinian refugees including those in Lebanon, and stated that the agency can no longer provide support for more people.

Weekly News Report: December 13-19, 2021

The Maronite League in Lebanon will submit an appeal to the Council of State (Shoura Council) to request blocking the decision of the Minister of Labor which was announced on December 8 and entails exceptions to allow non-Lebanese residents to work in many sectors.

Weekly News Report: December 6-12, 2021

Labor Minister Moustafa Bayram issued the annual decree on December 8, which the Minister is obliged by law to release every December, specifying the list of jobs exclusively held for Lebanese nationals.

Weekly News Report: November 22-28, 2021

The Center for Migrant Advocacy (CAM) published a brief report on the living and working conditions of migrant domestic workers in the Middle East, including the gender-based violence they are subjected to by employers and agents.

Weekly News Report: November 15-21, 2021

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) posted a series of videos explaining the different medical and psychological services provided for migrants in Lebanon, with instructions on how to make an appointment in Amharic, Bengali and Sinhala.

Weekly News Report: November 1-7, 2021

Several buildings in the Shatila refugee camp are at risk of collapsing. Some Palestinian families left the buildings while others had to stay due to lack of affordable alternatives inside and outside the camp.


Apple threatened Facebook to remove all of its applications from the App Store after the social media company failed to handle posts trading and selling migrant women in Middle Eastern countries on its different platforms.