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Renewed calls for Qatar to address treatment of migrant workers

Aljazeera, Qatar, 20 September 2019 - Doha vows to 'comprehensively address' labour issues after report says hundreds of workers returned home 'penniless'.

There have been renewed calls for Qatar to address and review its treatment of migrant workers after a new Amnesty International report revealed that "hundreds of migrant workers" have been forced to give up on "justice" and return home "penniless" since March 2018.

Qatar and its labour laws have been under the spotlight ever since the country was named the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Its government has pledged to resolve labour disputes in the run-up to the tournament.

In the report published on Thursday, Amnesty said it followed the "search for justice of more than 2,000 people working for Hamton International, Hamad bin Khaled bin Hamad (HKH) and United Cleaning after the companies stopped paying their wages for several months, citing financial difficulties".

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Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/renewed-calls-qatar-address-treatment-migrant-workers-190821050953673.html

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