Middle East & North Africa


Domestic Migrant Workers at the Intersection of Vulnerability: A Path Towards the Dismantling of the Kafala System in Lebanon

In Lebanon, there are approximately 250,000 domestic migrant workers (DMWs) primarily from Sub-Saharan Africa and South and South East Asia. The system that regulates their right to reside and work in the country, called the kafala, by tying the foreign worker to their employer, creates an imbalance of power, which disproportionately favours the employer. DMWs… Read more “Domestic Migrant Workers at the Intersection of Vulnerability: A Path Towards the Dismantling of the Kafala System in Lebanon”

Time for Change: Rethinking the European Union Refugee Policy in Lebanon

The European Union (EU) has increased its cooperation on the management of the refugee influx with the Lebanese government and has been the leading donor in Lebanon in the context of Syrians’ displacement. In its turn, the Lebanese government has indirectly delegated key responsibilities in refugee protection and assistance to supranational organizations. Despite the fact… Read more “Time for Change: Rethinking the European Union Refugee Policy in Lebanon”