2022 FIFA World Cup host: Qatar’s migrant labour abuse and exploitation is alarming, Amnesty International claims. The report said abuses included non payment of wages, harsh and dangerous working conditions and shocking standards of accommodation.
According to Amnesty, migrant workers mostly from South East Asia is alarming, “These migrant workers have been recruited to help build massive projects worth up to US$220 billion, as part of Qatar’s drive to create a regional and global hub. Many of these projects will contribute, directly or indirectly, to the staging of the 2022 World cup.
Amnesty International conducted interviews with 210 workers, employers and government officials, “The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup”
Qatar’s construction industry is rife with abuse of migrant workers who are “treated like cattle” according to a 169-page Amnesty report.
Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup and Amnesty asked FIFA to work with the Qatari authorities to stamp out abuses of workers.