MIGRATION & SAFE SHELTERS

Since 1994, we offer services to all migrant workers regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, or political beliefs. The migrant’s department has so far helped more than 1.500. 000 migrants.

After coming to Lebanon, female migrant domestic workers are facing many problems: papers confiscation, no freedom of movement, difficulty of communication, non-payment of salaries, physical, sexual & moral abuses ... For the protection of the migrant workers, we offer various services: social, psychosocial, legal, medical, educational and informational.

  • Beth Aleph School for migrant and refugee children in partnership with the social office of Vincentian Fathers in Achrafieh
  • Laksetha temporary shelter and community center for migrants
  • Cedar shelter for GBV survivors
  • OAK shelter receiving unaccompanied adolescents girls
  • Safe House, Olive shelter receiving the female women migrant domestic workers survivors of trafficking, exploitation and abuses
  • Presence 24/7 in the Retention Center for Foreign Detainees.

At Beth Aleph:

  • 3 grades: Nursery, KG1, KG2
  • Regular daily classes in Arabic and English, reading, writing, drawing, mathematics, and science
  • Awareness on child rights and child protection

IT Academy:

  • Computer sessions within CL’s
  • Providing shelter for up to 150 migrants in 4 shelters including women, children, sick and elderly
  • Procuring legal assistance for shelters beneficiaries as well as freelance workers and SGBV cases
  • Reintegration services and referrals in the countries of origin
  • Psychosocial activities and psychological assistance
  • Awareness on Migration and trafficking, rights and responsibilities of migrants
  • Pre-departure orientation training
  • Distribution of linguistic guides and booklets of Rights at Beirut Airport
  • Insuring medical assistance whenever needed in the 4 shelters (psychiatric consultations, hospitalization, general consultations, medicines, nursing care) and in Beth Aleph school as well for vulnerable live out MDWs.
  • Distribution of food, hygienic items, and clothing
  • Noting that all the services provided is not only limited to the residents of the safe shelters, but also, whenever possible we support live out; Caritas Lebanon provides assistance to live out migrants in need of assistance. Any migrant worker that leaves their employer’s homes are directly considered as undocumented and therefore, do not have a legal status in Lebanon. Those migrant workers are called live-out; Whenever possible, Caritas Lebanon support them and provide them with basic assistance packages, legal consultations, medical and MHPSS assistance
    Caritas Lebanon and its partners contribute to the protection and defense of human rights of migrant workers in Lebanon and working towards the abolishment of the kafala (sponsorship) system. There are advocacy actions and enhanced collaboration with Caritas partners, donors, local civil society Organizations and governmental institutions to advocate for policies aiming at the protection of rights of migrant workers and monitoring the implementation of respective policies .