Lila Aacharya left Nepal hoping to make a better life for her two young daughters. Two months later her body was flown home. Lila’s case exposes the toll of human trafficking – from her attempt to escape the poverty of her village in the Himalayan foothills to her exploitation and death as a domestic worker in an upmarket apartment in Beirut
Click here to watch The Guardian’s 9-minutes report on Lila’s life and death and the situation of domestic workers in Lebanon. I can’t stress how important it is that you share this with all your Lebanese friends. I don’t really know what to say. I have already shared my anger and disgust in previous posts (1, 2 and 3) regarding the situation of Migrant Workers in Lebanon.
I urge you all to visit Migrant-Rights.org (to which I’m a contributor), The Migrant Workers Task Force and Ethiopian Suicides. This must stop now.
Update 1st of February 2012: It seems that another Nepali worker committed suicide last Sunday. Read the report here.