Ever since Qatar was awarded the right to hold the 2022 World Cup, the treatment of around 2 million migrant workers driving the country’s economy has been under the spotlight. Burdened by the debt of recruitment fees and bound by Qatar’s sponsorship system, many migrant workers face low pay, harsh working conditions and restrictions on their movement. Qatar has promised to improve workers’ access to justice. This promise has not yet been matched by reality. Until this is fixed, hundreds of workers will continue to leave Qatar penniless and without justice.
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