Children of domestic workers in Lebanon are an invisible segment of society. Many of the estimated 200,000 migrant domestics living in Lebanon – most of them women from the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia – have no legal status in the country. Their children born in Lebanon thus have no official identity, and no statistics on their numbers exist. For Sri Lankans, Filipinos and West Africans, Lebanese law allows for a child who is already registered in a Lebanese school to have residency, but many children of domestics face marginalization and racism because of their parents’ social status. (IRIN)

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