More than 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since it was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup (Photo: Reuters)
Since set Qatar As a place for the next world CupThere were all kinds of disagreements and scandals. And one of the most frequent of them is directly related to the subhuman conditions Luxury stadium workers In which the competition matches will be held. As mentioned Watchman, They are already More than 6,500 immigrants have died since it was designated as the headquarters.
The English newspaper reported that the number corresponds to the people India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri LankaAccording to government sources. This means that the average 12 migrant workers have died every week since December 2010When Qatar was chosen to host the World Cup.
Ago India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka They revealed that there is 5,927 deaths Of workers in the period 2011-2020. For this part, Pakistani Embassy in Qatar I mentioned another 824 deaths Pakistani workers in the past decade. The total death toll is believed to be much higher, as these figures do not include deaths of workers from other countries who send large numbers of workers to Qatar, such as Filipino s Kenya. Nor the lives lost in recent months.
In the past ten years, Qatar It has launched an unprecedented number of works. In addition to Seven new stadiums built, They built The new airport, roads, public transport systems and hotels, To ensure the correct development of the World Cup from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
Among the main causes of a biopsy, the most common one is known as ‘Natural deaths’, Generally attributed to A. Severe heart or respiratory failure. According to the data obtained Watchman, The 69% Of the deaths among Indian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi workers are classified as normal. Among Indians alone, the number is 80%. Although the English newspaper clarifies that such classifications in general It is done without an autopsy And they do not provide a legitimate medical explanation. Behind the statistics are countless stories of The distressed families were left without their main breadwinnerNow they fight for compensation and with few responses.Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup (Photo: Reuters)
We asked Qatar Amendment of the Autopsy Law to the demand Forensic investigations of all sudden or unexplained deathsHeba Zayadeen, the organization’s Gulf affairs investigator, said that all death certificates include an indication of a medically important cause of death. Human Rights Watch. There is a real lack of clarity and transparency about these deaths. Qatar needs to strengthen its security standards Occupational health, “added Mai Romanos, from Amnesty International.
From a government Qatar They say the number of deaths, which is indisputable, is proportional to the large number of migrant workers involved in the project. “The mortality rate among these communities is within the expected range According to population size and demographics. however, Every soul loses a tragedy No effort was spared in trying to avoid every death in our country, “according to a ministry spokesman Watchman.Gianni Infantino traveled to Qatar to attend the Club World Cup (Photo: Reuters)
The official added that All workers receive free first-class medical care And it was there A steady decline in the death rate between the Host workers Over the past decade.
Related deaths Covid-19, Which remained very low at Qatar, Did not significantly affect the numbers, with little more than 250 deaths Among all nationalities.
For his part, when Watchman They consulted the organizing committee of these deaths, and they replied: “We deeply regret all these tragedies We investigate every accident to make sure lessons are learned. We have always maintained transparency on this issue and contest inaccurate claims about how many workers have died in our projects. “
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