Syrian workers face mistreatment in Lebanon

Reports of abuse in Lebanon increase, as thousands of Syrians flee the violence in their country.

    Many of the estimated 350,000 Syrian workers, living in Lebanon for decades, do not feel safe.

    As relations between the Syrian regime and different Lebanese factions have been shaky for years, Syrian workers had to bear the brunt.

    Mistreatment of workers in Lebanon is common and reports of abuses only increased after thousands of Syrians fled into Lebanon to escape the bloodshed in their country.

    Human Rights Watch says that the Lebanese labour law has failed to protect these workers.

    Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports from Beirut.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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