They are just a small share of the thousands of Ethiopian workers stuck in the Middle Eastern country due to global travel restrictions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The would-be passengers had left Ethiopia to find work in Lebanon as live-in domestic workers. There are an estimated 150,000 Ethiopian women in Lebanon, most having flocked there in search of jobs that pay as little as $150 a month. Ethiopian workers wait at Beirut airport, Lebanon“I’m frustrated,” says Samia, 28, who has been stuck, unemployed in the Middle Eastern country for weeks. “It wasn’t our decision to cancel the flights,” Ethiopian Airlines’ Beirut office manager Daniel Tsige wrote in response to texted queries.
Source: Ethiopian News May 21, 2020 17:00 UTC