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Robin Hammond

Beirut, LEBANON

A portrait of 27 year old Nigerian Agnus Iyo Emeka who came to Lebanon to be a domestic worker. She was often beaten by her 'Madam'. More than 100,000 mirgrants work as domestic workers or maids in Lebanon. They come mostly from developing countries and many suffer severe abuse at the hands of their employees. The situation is so bad for some migrants that they take their own lives. Human Rights Watch says: The high death toll of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, from unnatural causes, shows the urgent need to improve their working conditions. Since January 2007, at least 95 migrant domestic workers have died in Lebanon. Of these 95 deaths, 40 are classified by the embassies of the migrants as suicide, while 24 others were caused by workers falling from high buildings, often while trying to escape their employers. By contrast, only 14 domestic workers died because of diseases or health issues.

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Robin Hammond
City
Beirut
Country
LEBANON
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2332 x 3504 pixels
19.74 x 29.67 cm (300 dpi)
7.77 x 11.68 inch (300 dpi)
2.7 MB size on disk
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