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Nepal: Workers returning from Qatar without salary

The Japan News, Qatar, 23 September 2019 - Last June, an investigative report by Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koln (WDR), a German public broadcaster, exposed the dreadful conditions of Nepali migrants working on the construction of numerous stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar. Nepali workers were reported to be living without money or food, in cramped spaces and prison-like conditions.

In August, Nepali workers also joined in a rare protest in Qatar where thousands of construction workers protested against the continued inhuman treatment in the gas-rich nation. Media reports showed that migrant workers were protesting on the streets for delayed and unpaid salaries and poor facilities. In the month again, hundreds of Nepali workers went on strike after their employers did not issue them a valid ID card for months.


These instances show how exploitation of migrant workers, including Nepali workers, have continued in the gas-rich nation, which is also the thesis of the latest research by Amnesty International released on Sept. 17.



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