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Jill Wells

All eyes are on Brazil this month, but it’s Qatar’s migrant labour workforce we should be looking at

In readiness for the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022, construction is well underway. Qatar depends on migrant labour from poor countries for its construction workforce and many reports have documented instances of abuse. Most blame the kafala (sponsorship system) and several call for it to be abolished.  

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