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Weekly News Report: April 12-18, 2021

Ethiopian workers evacuated. Photo from Ethiopian consulate

Articles and views shared in the Weekly News Report do not represent ARM’s views. Information in these articles has not been fact-checked by ARM and may contain some errors. ARM is simply compiling all news relevant to migrant communities to inform our advocacy efforts and to facilitate the work of organizations who cater to migrant communities.

Updates on Dismembered Migrant Worker Found on April 10 [here] and [here]

The nationality of the dismembered migrant woman discovered in Malla, Beirut on April 10 was confirmed to be Bangladeshi. The Internal Security Forces announced they arrested the husband without further details on the investigation, and the remainder of her body was found near the airport road.

Two Migrant Workers Found Dead in Ain Saadeh [here]

Two unnamed migrant workers were discovered dead in Ain Saadeh on April 16 and were taken to Baabda public hospital. Their nationalities and other information were not revealed, and no further details on the investigation were made public.

More Ethiopian Workers Evacuated [here]

358 undocumented Ethiopian workers were evacuated in the past week.

Report on Practices of Exchange Shops against Migrant Workers [here]

An article by Ahwal Media reported the impact of the practices by exchange shops which violated migrant domestic workers’ rights, including restrictions on their ability to send money to their families and restrictions on withdrawing their salaries in USD.

Besme Group Releases Study for Return of Syrian Refugees [here]

Besme International Group for Humanitarian Assistance held a press conference to present a plan for voluntary return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon to be a coordination between the Lebanese General Security, Lebanese Red Cross, and the International Red Cross Committee.