Jul 25 2017

Meeting Lebanon’s slaves

News of a young Ethiopian woman who died a few weeks ago while trying to escape from a seventh-floor balcony east of Beirut prompted outrage across social media, including this post from a group named the Anti-Racist Movement: “Because the conditions are suffocating? Because she hasn’t been paid for x number of months? Because she has …

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Jul 07 2017

Syrian refugees wait amid fatigue and tension in Lebanon

Since the outbreak of the war in Syria in 2011, Lebanon has absorbed more than one million Syrian refugees, registered with the UN’s refugee agency, making it the country that hosts the world’s largest refugee population per capita. Such an intake has produced a demographic shock as Lebanon’s population has surged by 30 percent within only …

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Jul 01 2017

Israel Carries on its ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Policy against Children

With very rare accountability, Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian children renews serious concerns as nine deaths have been reported since the start of this year. At least nine Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli forces in 2017 amid scores of fatal attacks against children with the highest number recorded last year. 2016 …

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