VIDEO: Low-income Qatar residents concerned about housing crackdown

With reporting from Riham Sheble

Earlier this week, Qatar’s Emir amended the country’s building law, increasing potential fines for expanding a home or changing its parameters through drilling or underground works without a permit.

The announcement comes at the same time as municipal inspectors appear to be stepping up enforcement of unauthorized villa alterations and amid a long-running campaign to relocate low-income laborers from residential areas.

In this video, residents who live in partitioned housing speak to Doha News about their concerns regarding the new focus on their accommodations, and their fears about the future.


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