Dozens of Sudanese migrant workers marched in Beirut toward the Sudanese Embassy on Monday, protesting for repatriation.
According to a spokesperson on behalf of the protesters, there are about 3,000 Sudanese workers stuck in Lebanon.
He added that the Sudanese government has repatriated workers from the Emirates and Qatar, but disregarded those stuck in both Lebanon and Libya.
They do not have anything to drink, eat, nor do they have shelter. Therefore, they will continue to protest in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Hamra until they are seen and heard by their government and/or humanitarian organizations.
In another video taken in Aicha Bakkar, Beirut, when a protestor was asked, “What do you want?” he responded, “We want to go back to our country, enough is enough!”
Numerous foreign domestic and migrant workers are suffering the consequences of the economic crisis in Lebanon. Due to a shortage of dollars, these workers are unable to get their salaries in USD as per their contracts.
In January, a Sudanese worker crossed into Israel and was allowed to stay after interrogations. In his backpack, he was reportedly carrying a suit for job interviews.
His success story has inspired a wave of jobless African workers in Lebanon to risk their lives and cross the Israeli border to find employment.
However, the IDF has been trying to stop such attempts by arresting these migrants and ordering them back to Lebanon.
Adding to that, local news has reported that 5 Sudanese were recently arrested by Israel and sent back to Lebanon.
With no way out, Sudanese workers are stuck in Lebanon, protesting and marching to be saved from the economic collapse.