Kingdom of modern slavery: the plight of migrant workers preparing Qatar for World Cup

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Forced labour, working without pay, excessive working hours in sweltering heat ... despite several reforms brought in by the emirate's authorities under pressure from human rights groups, the migrant labourers working flat-out to ensure the gas-rich state of Qatar is ready to host November's World Cup finals are still enduring appalling conditions. Rachida El Azzouzi reports from Doha on the plight of the workers just two months before the tournament kicks off.

 

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Doha (Qatar). “We need your help. A brother hasn't been paid for give months. He's asking for his salary from his employer who in retaliation has driven him out of the labour camp. He's got nowhere to go.”