It has been recently exposed that at least 1,400 Nepalis have lost their lives during the construction of the stadiums for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022 in Qatar.
A German broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koln through an investigative report in a documentary named “Trapped in Qatar” has gone onto reveal all the secrets behind the construction of the stadium in Qatar.
The documentary that was telecasted to the public focused mainly on the plight of Nepali workers who worked in the construction of the stadiums. They lived in places that were very poor, lacking even the basic amenities. Also the workplace was very dangerous meaning that there was no guarantee for their lives.
Narayan Regmi, who happens to be the Spokesperson for the Labour Ministry was quoted by the Arab News claiming that over the years many Nepalis had lost their lives.
“It is a fact that many Nepali workers have lost their lives in Qatar over the years,” Narayan Regmi said.
Nepal Government figures state that almost 110 deaths have been recorded each year due to poor living conditions. Also the families of the deceased workers have told that they have recieved no compensation.
This all comes after both Qatar and Nepal have together signed a MoU for the same. Despite this, such exploitation of humans in the country to satisfy their own needs continue to take place.