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
Kerala Indians are the major causes for this conditions of the worker, the workers are not even paid as they were promised before coming to Qatar. No proper government measures to look after these employees, the workers are forced to work as they don’t have any choice rather than to work. As their passport are hold by the employers, they are compelled to work and work …….. without no proper pay . I pray to lord when this new labor laws will come into action where employees are no longer require NOC, Exit permit, are allowed to flee from this country whenever they want. Modern Day Slavery is what can be termed for the Qatari Labor Laws. Despite of being richest country of this world, the Qatari Govenment should be ashmed of this practice. They should also accept that this country was developed on the basis of the international immigrants and workers who has given their blood and soul for the development of this coutnry. Shame on you Keralans…….