Kenya to the Middle East

Kenya is a majour source of Labour for countries in the Middle East. More Kenyans are driven to migrate for work in the domestic, hospitality and construction sectors by high unemployment rates, low wages and demand for labour. But oppressive labour regulations and poor enforcement means that cases of abuse and exploitation are rife. Our blog publishes commentary, opinions and analysis on labour migration governance in Kenya and the countries of destination such as Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.

30/11/2020 | Sophia Njiru

Withholding of payments is a common plight facing Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. The economic crisis coupled with the pandemic and the explosion means that migrant workers are working for months without payments. Often these workers have no access to justice for these violations.