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Migrant workers face abuse in Lebanon

Migrant workers face abuse in Lebanon

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.


Rohingyas claim Myanmar troop abuse

Al Jazeera has spoken to a group of Muslim Rohingyas, who say they were attacked by Myanmar border patrol officers, as they tried to flee the country.

They say their boat was boarded, many of them were beaten and burnt – and that the soldiers even attempted to sink the vessel.

Selina Downes reports from the town of Ranong, in southern Thailand.