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Bangladeshis among 24,400 abused in Qatar FIFA
World Cup construction projects
APRIL 2, 2022 | RASHAD AHAMAD | LEAVE A COMMENT
by Rashad Ahamad (https://rashadahamad.wordpress.com)
At least 24,400 migrant workers, mostly hired from Bangladesh, Nepal and India, were abused in 211 in‐
cidents linked to Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 construction projects between 2016 and 2022, said a report
of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre on Friday.
The BHRRC reported that the vast majority of abuses encompassed non-payment of wages, frequent
health and safety violations resulting in injuries and deaths, hazardous working conditions and curbs on
freedom of expression and freedom of movement.
Qatar is one of the top destination countries for Bangladeshi migrant workers as 8,21,865 of them are em‐
ployed in that country, accounting for 5.94 per cent of the total 1.3 crore migrants, said the Bureau of
Manpower Employment and Training.

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