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“Miriam Karmali, Freedom United” [email protected]

January 23, 2022 News Digest
OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS
Domestic slavery

Kenyan migrant domestic workers stranded in Lebanon
Over the past few weeks a group of Kenyan migrant domestic workers in Lebanon have been camping outside their country’s embassy requesting support to return home. Many migrant domestic workers are stranded in Lebanon unable to pay for travel due to their wages and, in some cases, their passports being withheld and retained by employers and recruitment agencies. 

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COVID-19

Undocumented migrants & survivors at greater risk of COVID-19

A new report published this week exposes how punitive immigration policies in the U.K. have put undocumented migrants, including trafficking survivors, at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Policies preventing migrants from working are pushing some into destitution, affecting their ability to access healthcare services. 

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EVENTS HAPPENING NEXT WEEK

Tuesday January 25:

Wednesday January 26:

Save the date! Join us next Wednesday January 26 at 12pm EST/5pm GMT on our Instagram where we’ll be going live with Go Overseas discussing how the tourism sector can be allies in tackling orphanage trafficking. All you need to do is go to our Instagram at 12pm EST next Wednesday to tune in and join the discussion. Send us your questions here! 

Did you catch our first ever Twitter Spaces event this week? We discussed the campaign to end orphanage trafficking. Listen to it here!
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Miriam Karmali
Freedom United
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