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Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup

Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup

More than from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup 10 years ago, the Guardian can reveal.The findings, compiled from government sources, mean an average of 12 migrant workers from these five south Asian nations have died each week since the night in December 2010 when the streets of Doha were filled with ecstatic crowds celebrating Qatar’s victory.Data from India, , Nepal and Sri Lanka revealed there were 5,927 deaths of migrant workers in the period 2011–2020. Separately, data from Pakistan’s embassy in Qatar...

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G4S migrant workers 'forced to pay millions' in illegal fees for jobs

G4S migrant workers 'forced to pay millions' in illegal fees for jobs

UK-based security firm faces calls to repay charges made by recruitment agents for jobs in Gulf states and conflict zonesSupported byMon 18 Jan 2021 02.45 ESTLast modified on Mon 18 Jan 2021 02.48 ESTMigrant workers working for the British security company G4S in the have collectively been forced to pay millions of pounds in illegal fees to recruitment agents to secure their jobs, the Guardian can reveal.An investigation into G4S’s recruitment practices has found that workers from south Asia and east Africa have been made to pay up to £1,775 to recruitment agents working for the British...

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UK sourced PPE from factories secretly using North Korean slave labour

UK sourced PPE from factories secretly using North Korean slave labour

The British government has sourced PPE from factories in where hundreds of North Korean women have been secretly working in conditions of modern slavery, according to evidence uncovered by the Guardian.The Guardian’s findings indicate that hundreds of thousands of protective coveralls ordered for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have come from factories using North Korean labour in the Chinese city of Dandong.The three-month investigation has also found evidence of North Korean labour being used in factories exporting PPE to the US, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Japan, South...

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