Episode 36

Danger and abuse accompany Syrian refugee child laborers

Published on: 29th August, 2021

Professor Rima Habib, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, has spent decades studying the health and living conditions of low-income marginalized communities in Lebanon. Her latest research reveals the many dangers facing Syrian refugee working children aged 8-18, including injury, verbal and physical abuse, and even death. The insecurities that plague poor Syrian refugees also are common among Palestinian refugees and low-income Lebanese. They all require a coordinated policy response from multiple state and international agencies, with strict enforcement, which are often elusive.

See this short video by Rima Habib and her team that brings to life the Syrian refugee working children in Lebanon and their difficult conditions.

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Rami G. Khouri interviews AUB scholars about how their research findings clarify our world's mechanics and mysteries.