They are relatively lucky with their jobs, as other children are forced to toil in the fields or collect rubbish from the streets'I had no choice': Samer is sad he had to leave school but with his father dead, he tells Mail Online his knows he has to make money.
It is estimated 90 per cent of the 1.2million refugees living in Lebanon are struggling with mounting debt, fuelling a rise in child labour In one case, aid workers said a 14-year-old girl was ‘dumped’ after a week of marriage having been told her husband would ‘send’ for her after he left – she never heard from him again - while in another, a 15-year-old girl, who married to care for her family of seven, had to be taken in to a shelter when her 23-year-old husband brutally beat her repeatedly.
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CAM use was significantly associated with higher income, presence of a chronic disease, and lack of access to needed health care.
Lower odds of CAM use were observed among older adults and those with a higher education level. This study revealed a high prevalence of CAM use in Lebanon.
The United States (US) National Center for CAM therapies divides CAM into four categories: mind-body systems, manipulative and body-based practices, energy medicine, and biologically based practices .
In this paper, CAM refers to biologically based practices including substances found in nature, such as herbs, dietary supplements, multivitamin, and mineral supplements.
“We had to sleep with 15 to 20 men every day, sometimes 40 if we had a lot of ‘work’,” she says, taking deep breaths to steady her shaking voice. The guards would bring us clothes, make-up and food.” Four months ago, Soha managed to escape from her captors and tried to get legal help.
Then in early April, security forces stormed the building where they were being held, breaking up the largest known sex trafficking ring in recent years. More and more Syrians made vulnerable by war are becoming victims of sexual exploitation, including in Lebanon and Jordan, police and international organisations say.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University, Riad El-Solh Square, P. Box 11-5020, Beirut 1107 2809, Lebanon Received 16 February 2015; Revised 23 April 2015; Accepted Academic Editor: Evelin Tiralongo Copyright © 2015 F. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To examine the prevalence and correlates of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in Lebanon. A cross-sectional survey was conducted through face to face interviews on a nationally representative sample of 1,475 Lebanese adults.
The survey questionnaire explored the sociodemographic and health related characteristics as well as the types and modes of CAM use.
Vulnerable, desperate and trapped in spiralling debt as the Syrian conflict drags into another year, women are being forced or sold in to prostitution while in the most disturbing and extreme cases, girls have undergone so-called ‘marriages for pleasure’ that last just days.
Aid workers say these ‘marriages’ are a sham, the groom making a payment or dowry – a sum that is traditionally paid in Muslim society to guarantee a bride’s security – effectively in return for sex with a young bride, who is probably unaware she could be divorced or abandoned in days.
The gang leader who had imprisoned Soha and so many other women was a former officer in Syria’s notorious air force intelligence service. For years, he had managed Chez Maurice and Silver, two of the most infamous brothels in Maameltein, a town known as Lebanon’s red light district.