58% of Qatar’s population to live in “labour camps”


Deputy federal chairman of IG BAU, Dietmar Schaefers (L), and Regina Spoettl (R), expert with the German section of Amnesty for the Gulf States, sit in front of a poster reading 'Penalty card for FIFA' at a press conference in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 28 May 2015. At the collective press conference from human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) and IG BAU, the responsibility of world football association FIFA for the protection of workers in the World Cup host country of Qatar is being discussed.

58% of Qatar’s population to live in “labour camps”

58% of Quatar’s population are foreign migrants living in “labour camps”; the population is likely to surge significantly ahead of the football World Cup that the Emirate will host in 2022.

Figures released by the Ministry of Development and Planning on Sunday, June 5, reveal that Qatar has a population of 1,4 million workers who dwell in residential areas that human rights groups describe as "squalid."

Addressing the criticism, the Emirate plans to develop the labour camps outside the mai...

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