Nepalese women trafficked to Syria and forced to work as maids

Nepalese women trafficked to Syria and forced to work as maids

The Guardian: World News

Unscrupulous agents lure women into conflict zones with promises of employment abroad only to leave them working long hours for little or no pay

While millions are fleeing the brutal conflict in Syria, hundreds of Nepalese women are being trafficked to the war-torn country and forced to work as domestic maids. The women, who are duped into travelling to Damascus, often arrive in the country with no idea they are being sent to a war zone.

“I didn’t know anything about Syria. I didn’t realise there was war going on … The agent told me it was like America,” said Gyanu Reshmi Magar, 25, who was promised a job in Dubai but found herself forced into domestic service in the Syrian capital.

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