Hundreds of migrant domestic workers flown home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Lebanon’s stranded migrant domestic workers have been repatriated with funds raised by local charities, Reuters reported on Saturday. The migrant women workers have returned to home countries, including Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, despite numerous bureaucratic hurdles, campaigners said, warning that thousands more remained stuck as Lebanon battles a deep economic crisis amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Priority help has been given to women with medical conditions and those with children, who have lost their job and housing due to the economic crisis. “They have medi…

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