'Treated like slaves', migrant workers bear brunt of Lebanon crisis

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  • Thursday, 08 Oct 2020

A migrant domestic worker from Africa packs her belongings as she prepares to travel back to her country, at a hotel in Beirut suburbs, Lebanon October 5, 2020. Picture taken October 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Chanting their national anthem in the departure hall of Beirut airport, a group of migrant workers prepared to return home and close a chapter on their time in Lebanon which drove some to despair,

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), which supports many domestic workers in Lebanon, says as many as 10,000 migrants have asked to be repatriated because their wages collapsed after the country plunged into a deep financial crisis a year ago.

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