Thursday, December 25, 2014

Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup: One migrant worker dies every day

World Cup
At least one migrant worker involved in the construction of the 2022 World Cup infrastructure in Qatardies every day. 
Nepalese migrants die at a rate of one every two days, a Guardian report revealed, and 
figures including deaths of Indian, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi workers are likely to make 
the death rate of "more than one every day". 

According to Nepalese authorities, at least 188 workers died in Qatar from January to 
November 2014, and in the same time frame last year, the death toll was of 168. 
DLA Piper report released in April 2014 in order to clarify allegations regarding the
 conditions ofmigrant workers, showed that at least 964 workers from Nepal, India and 
Bangladesh died while working in Qatar in 2012 and 2013. 
"We recommend that the State of Qatar adopt a comprehensive set of worker welfare 
standards setting out the minimum mandatory requirements for all public contracting 
authority construction projects in Qatar," the report read.
"We recommend that immediate steps are taken to demonstrate the importance placed 
on health and safety standards by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
"We also recommend that the State of Qatar responds promptly to any outstanding 
ILO [International Labour Organisation] requests for the provision of documentation
 or other information in compliance with Qatar's reporting obligations." 
The report came a few weeks after the UN criticised Qatar for the appalling working
 conditions they are subjected to. 
The ILO urged the country, who is employing hundreds of workers for the expansive 
building projects in the run up to the 2022 World Cup, to review the so-called
 "guest worker" system.
Migrant workers are often paid late and, in some instances, they are not paid at all 
and do not have anyone who represents them.
The ILO urged Qatar to "ensure without delay, access to justice for migrant workers, 
so that they can effectively assert their rights [...] strengthening the complaints system
 and the labour inspectionsystem".
Human Rights Watch warned that hundreds of migrant workers are at risk of
 exploitation and abuse inQatar and urged the government and the Fédération 
Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to commit to guaranteeing basic
 rights to workers. 
Amnesty International said that foreign workers, in particular domestic workers,
 have their passports confiscated as soon as they enter the country, they work
 long hours with little pay and no days off, and are often subjected to physical and 
sexual abuse. 

1 comment:

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