International migrant workers are dying at a rate of two per week in Lebanon. Upon arrival many fall foul of the Kafala (sponsorship) system in Lebanon. The workers are sponsored by a family or agency to work and then hold the worker's ID papers. Domestic workers in particular are vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse and victims often have no option but to run away.
This project sheds a light into the daily lives and ongoing struggle for rights and an abolishment to the kafala system which many human rights organisations have labelled tantamount to modern slavery. The project follows the lives of workers from the most numerous countries of origin for international workers in Lebanon: Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.