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World Cup 2022: how many migrant workers have died in Qatar?

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Here is a look at migrant workers' rights issues in Qatar, which is hosting the 2022 World Cup from Nov. 20-Dec. 18:WHAT IS QATAR'S RECORD ON MIGRANT WORKERS' RIGHTS?* Qatar, where foreigners make up the majority of the 2.9 million population, has faced intense criticism from human rights groups over its treatment of migrant workers.* A 48-page report by Amnesty, Reality Check 2021, said that practices such as withholding salaries and charging workers to change jobs were still rife, despite labour reforms in 2014.* The government of Qatar said its labour system was still a work in progress but denied allegations in the report that thousands of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation were being trapped and exploited.HOW MANY MIGRANT WORKERS HAVE DIED IN QATAR?* Britain's Guardian reported last year that at least 6,500 migrant workers – many of them working on World Cup projects - had died in Qatar since it won the right to stage the World Cup, according to the paper's calculations from official records.* In response, Qatar said the number of deaths was proportionate to the size of the migrant workforce, and included many non-manual workers, adding that every life lost was a tragedy.* Max Tunon, head of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Qatar office, cautioned that Qatar worker death data is frequently reported without necessary nuance.* "The (Guardian's) number includes all deaths in the migrant population ...

without differentiation between migrant workers and the general migrant population, let alone fatalities that resulted from occupational injuries," the ILO said.* Qatari World Cup organisers, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), said there have been three work-related fatalities

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