AP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants’ lives

In this combination of eight photos taken on a government-organized media tour Sunday, May 3, 2015, laborers pose for a portrait at a workers' accommodation camp, in Doha, Qatar. Qatar’s top labor official told The Associated Press Monday, May 4, 2015, that delays in ensuring decent housing for a bulging migrant labor population were a mistake the government is fixing as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup, and he is hopeful a new wage protection program will address complaints about payments. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)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.


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