Thursday, October 17, 2013

Qatar: Trapped & Terrified: Workers' misery 'turns World Cup in Qatar into shame'

Trapped and terrified - migrants in Qatar have been speaking about the desperation they're enduring.  Tesa Arcilla was in Qatar and has more on how the World Cup focus is drawing the world's eyes to migrant suffering.

Note: According to Human Rights Watch, In 2012, Qatar’s population grew nearly 5 percent, to 1.95 million, primarily due to an influx of foreign labor for the booming construction sector in advance of the 2020 World Cup. Qatar has the highest ratio of non-citizens to citizens in the world, with nationals comprising approximately 12 percent of the population. Forced labor and human trafficking are serious problems.

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