The Qatar World Cup 2022 stadiums and infrastructure are being built by Nepalese men employed in Qatar’s construction industry who work for little or no pay. Appalling living conditions and unsafe employment are not the only difficulties they face: there is pressure and disbelief from families in Nepal when no money is sent back home.
Slavery may have been abolished the world over years ago, but it still exists in different forms even today. Not being paid their salaries/ being paid too little, having to live in substandard and unhygienic housing conditions, having to work over time, not getting enough rest and being abused and mistreated by their employers are common complaints of migrant workers. Needless to say, this is inhumane and completely against Human Rights.
Here’s a heartwrenching story of Nepalese workers in Qatar. With no provision of required facilities, they are forced to work for no pay as the World Cup host country prepares for the tournament.
A Nepalese national, Mr. Dorje Gurung had been imprisoned in Qatar, where he had been working in a school as a Chemistry teacher, after complaints were filed against him by his 12 year old students.