Qatar: “In the prime of their lives”: Qatar’s failure to investigate, remedy and prevent migrant workers’ deaths

Over the last decade, thousands of young migrant workers have died suddenly and unexpectedly in Qatar despite passing their mandatory medical tests before travelling to the country. Yet the Qatari authorities have to date failed to properly investigate their deaths in way that would make it possible to determine the underlying causes, precluding any assessment of whether they are work-related. As a result, the workers’ bereaved families have been denied the opportunity to receive any compensation from the employer or the Qatari authorities.

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