These resource centres provide information, counselling, legal assistance and protective spaces for migrants, particularly labour migrants, both before and after their journeys. Vulnerabilities to exploitation and abuse are reduced as a consequence.
Sessions provide migrant workers during their stay in Lebanon with basic information on a range of relevant issues, including how to prevent human trafficking and render migration safe during the whole migratory cycle, as well as how to ensure safe return and reintegration in communities of origin.
Migrants returning home, particularly when the return is unplanned, tend to be more vulnerable; they often lack resources to get to their home town. The centres provide immediate assistance (mostly to address physical needs) to migrants returning home.
People migrate in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families. As described in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Policy on Migration, “migrants are persons who leave or flee their habitual residence to go to new places – usually abroad – to seek opportunities or safer and better prospects. Read more