On Friday, Nov. 15, Amnesty International representatives visited a labor camp in Qatar’s As Sayliyah district (near the Industrial Area) to investigate migrant worker conditions days before the release of their new report on migrant labor in Qatar.
“The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup,” was made available to the public today. It goes into minute detail about rampant abuses in Qatar’s construction sector, and discusses exploitation of the migrant population at large.
Amnesty’s weekend visit, as well as other trips taken to compile the report, gave migrant workers a chance to directly share their stories, and allow outsiders to see first-hand the dismal living conditions endured by so many in one of the richest nations in the world.
Granted exclusive access to the visit, Doha News took these photos offering a glimpse into such conditions.
James Zach Hollo