Some foreign workers wishing to be repatriated from crisis-hit Lebanon will be able to do so from next week, security forces said on Friday, after many saw their salaries slashed in recent months.
A man walks at American University of Beirut's campus (AUB), as one of the Arab world's oldest universities faces its worst crisis since its foundation, in Beirut, Lebanon, May 7, 2020. (Reuters)
The security apparatus, which deals with immigration, called on employers and workers wishing to return home and who had not yet signed up to head to their embassy or consulate to do so.
An estimated quarter of a million domestic workers live in Lebanon, the large majority Ethiopian, and many in conditions that have repeatedly been condemned by their countries of origin and rights groups.