Types of Violence - Lebanon

Trafficking in Human Beings in Lebanon

17.07.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

Lebanon holds a strategic location in the Mediterranean region, and its position contributes to making it simultaneously a country of origin, transit and destination for human trafficking. Lebanon has also become a country of destination for trafficking for forced labour and sexual exploitation. The main countries of origin for labour exploitation are Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Nepal and Madagascar, whereas the victims of sexual exploitation come mainly from the Eastern European countries, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia.

The aim of this report is to present an overview of current anti-trafficking initiatives in Lebanon and outline the roles and responsibilities of governmental, non-governmental and other anti-trafficking actors. The report also presents data and analysis of migrant domestic workers (MDWs), women exploited in the sex industry and child trafficking. In addition, it looks into the existing regulations on foreign workers in Lebanon.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Melita Gruevska-Graham, Jenny Andersson Pucher, Elisa Trossero, Dania Younes
  • Publishing house : International Centre for Migration Policy Development
  • Publication date : 2013
  • Number of pages : 103
  • Language : English and arabic


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