Syrian refugees: Lebanon crackdown on undocumented foreign labour

Officials say end goal is to enforce law and protect Lebanese jobs, but activists say Syrian refugees unfairly hit.

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    Lebanon's Labour Ministry has begun a crackdown on undocumented foreign labour in the country.

    The government says the measures are designed to protect Lebanese workers.

    But there are concerns the move has earmarked the 1.5 million Syrians in the country, where fewer-than 2,000 have legal work permits, according to Lebanese officials.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


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