‘Over 6,500 migrant workers have died’ building Qatar’s World Cup

More than 6,500 migrant workers have died during Qatar’s football World Cup preparations over the last decade, according to a report.

On average 12 migrants from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died each week since December 2010 when Qatar was awarded the 22nd FIFA tournament.

The findings were compiled from government sources by The Guardian but the true migrant death toll is believed to be far higher because they do not include figures from countries that send huge numbers of workers to Qatar, including the Philippines and Kenya.

Based on the data obtained by The Guardian, the majority of workers’ deaths were put down to natural causes.


Daily Mail

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