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    Migrant workers face abuse in Lebanon - 22 Aug 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Human rights groups are warning of the terrible conditions faced by migrant workers across the Middle East.

    Millions of women from countries such as the Phillippines and Indonesia head abroad to work as maids. But because they have little if any legal protection, many are tortured and abused at the hands of their employers.

    In Lebanon, according to Human Rights Watch, one domestic worker a week attempts suicide. Zeina Awad reports from Beirut.