Help free Qatar’s modern slaves

 

What’s happening?

Thousands of migrant labourers from North Korea are toiling for years on construction sites in Qatar for virtually no pay – including on the vast new metropolis that is the centrepiece of the World Cup – in what may amount to “state-sponsored slavery”. Forced to work under the desert’s scorching sun, denied food, drinking water, and barred from escaping home, thousands of men in Qatar are modern day slaves.

Last year, one person died every other day building a billion dollar mega-project for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup.

“The descriptions of the conditions North Korean workers endure in Qatar – abuse of vulnerability, withholding of wages and excessive overtime – are highly indicative of state-sponsored trafficking for forced labour, a modern form of slavery.”

– Aidan McQuade, the director of Anti-Slavery International.

Qatar’s treatment of its migrant labourers has come under increasing scrutiny as it gears up for the 2022 World Cup, following a Guardian report from 2013 that revealed widespread deaths and abuse among migrant workers.

A major part of the project is managed by an American company with a CEO who lives in a quiet part of Colorado. If more than 1 million of us stand together for freedom, we can confront her with our voices every time she leaves her house to go to work, or to ski, until she takes action.

Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

Join the urgent call to help free Qatar’s modern slaves. Send your message now.

“We urge you to put in place a public policy that ensures every worker on World Cup sites can keep their passports, are granted exit visas, and protected with basic rights and safeties. We also call on the Qatari government to reform its “guest” worker programme and allow any foreign labourer the right to return home.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/bloodiest_world_cup_loc/?slideshow

 

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