AP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants’ lives
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's inability to ensure decent housing for its bulging migrant labor population was "a mistake" the government is working to fix as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the country's top labor official said Monday, vowing his country would improve conditions for its vast foreign labor force.
12 December, 2016 2022 World Cup host Qatar loosens rules for migrant workers DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar announced Monday it is introducing long-expected reforms to policies governing its vast foreign-labor force, though the changes still require workers to seek clearance from their bosses before leaving the country.
4 September, 2014 Rights group says staff go missing in Qatar DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Britons researching migrant worker issues in Qatar, the Gulf nation that is due to host the 2022 World Cup, have gone missing after one of them reported being harassed by police, according to the Norwegian human rights group that employs them.
7 September, 2014 Qatar confirms detention of rights group workers DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has confirmed it is holding two Britons who went missing while researching migrant labor issues, saying the men are being questioned for alleged illegal activity in the Gulf nation that is due to hold the 2022 World Cup.
18 March, 2015 Heat stays on Qatar despite winter World Cup FIFA's decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in winter takes some heat off Qatar but the Gulf state still faces major challenges in the next seven years. The treatment of migrant workers and just the question of whether the giant project can be delivered are worries for football leaders. […]
17 November, 2013 ‘Alarming exploitation’ of workers in Qatar: Amnesty (Reuters) - Qatar's construction industry is rife with abuse of migrant workers who are "treated like cattle" and live in squalid accommodation exposed to overflowing sewage, Amnesty International said in a report on Sunday. The country will host the 2022 World Cup and Amnesty called on […]