Ethiopian family joyful as migrant daughter safely returns from Lebanon

A quarter of a million migrants are employed as domestic workers in Lebanon, the majority of them Ethiopians. Most of these migrants face harsh sometimes life threatening conditions in the line of work.

After Birtukan Mekuanint left Ethiopia for Lebanon in 2017 to work as a maid for a family of eight, she managed to call her relatives back home only a few times.

She is one of thousand others who worked in strenuous conditions and says her 'hands were bruised from hard work.'

"For six months …

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