A construction worker takes a break in Lusail, a planned city being built for the 2022 World Cup. (Image credit: Cassim Shepard / Flickr)
The 2022 World Cup is still nine years away, but controversy is already brewing in host country Qatar, where construction companies are reportedly building new hotels and stadiums on the backs of slave labor.
In a report published last week, The Guardian alleged that thousands of migrant construction workers face “exploitation and abuses that amount to modern-day slavery” in Qatar, including at one major World Cup complex. According to the investigation, 44 Nepalese migrant workers died between June 4th and August 8th of this year, with the majority suffering from heart attacks or work-related…
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