An Ethiopian migrant domestic worker holds a child during the annual Migrant Workers' March, held in Beirut every year on Workers' Day to advocate for better working conditions and accountability for migrant abuse and deaths. Credit: Anti-Racism Movement]

Slave labor? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Alice Su, IRIN May 15, 2017.  A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the window ledge as voices in the background yell at her to come inside. Instead, she jumps, her scream lingering for four seconds before she hits the ground. The video was broadcast on Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed TV in March, with a voiceover explaining that the woman was an Ethiopian domestic worker in Khalde, an area south of Beirut.  See full IRIN story.

 Above photo: An Ethiopian migrant domestic worker holds a child during the annual Migrant Workers’ March, held in Beirut every year on Workers’ Day to advocate for better working conditions and accountability for migrant abuse and deaths. Credit: Anti-Racism Movement]

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