Monday, 10 November 2014
Horrific Beirut video
Caught on a mobile phone today, a domestic worker in Beirut (probably Ethiopian but not 100% sure) jumps or is pushed to her death. The authorities will say she jumped, and even if she did jump, what kind of terrible working conditions drove her to suicide?
The footage is a stark and horrific reminder that many in Lebanon see migrant workers' lives as cheap and dispensable. My book also aims to demonstrate this repulsive situation. To view the clip, you need to copy and paste this (sorry, I don't have the tools, time or technical know-how to mess around with video clips)....