Mother from the Philippines: enslaved for 21 years by Issam Hayek and his family in Nabatieh. Her family had no idea if she was dead or alive.
This story has been updated, as following Arlene’s departure, Ahlam Sharref Eldine continued to abuse and enslave a further four employees. How has she been allowed to continue to employ and abuse more domestic workers?
Thanks to pressure from This Is Lebanon, Doreen’s employers finally let her return home on 7 June, 2019. She left Lebanon with $1,000 in cash and $9,197 paid via Western Union in four separate payments. No wonder Doreen was dancing with joy when she got home.