The Washington Post: The Philippines repatriates dozens of women trafficked to Syria after report about abuses

By Katie McQue July 8, 2021

DUBAI — The Philippine government says it has repatriated all 55 Filipina women who had sought refuge in its embassy in Damascus amid complaints they had been trafficked to Syria to work as indentured servants for wealthy families.

The decision to return the women to their home country came after The Washington Post reported in January about the plight of dozens of Filipinas who had been recruited to work in the United Arab Emirates, only to be trafficked to Syria.

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