Over 900 Workers Have Died Building for the Qatar World Cup in 2022

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The 2022 World Cup will be held in the county of Qatar, and they are already preparing new infrastructure to handle the throng of people that will be visiting for the international sporting event. But according to an estimate from the International Trade Union Confederation, if current trends continue 4 thousand or more migrant workers could die during construction before the beginning of the games.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in the country of Qatar, and they are already preparing new infrastructure to handle the throngs of people that will be visiting for the international sporting event.

But according to an estimate from the International Trade Union Confederation, if current trends continue 4 thousand or more migrant workers could die during construction before the beginning of the games.

Hundreds of construction workers from India and Nepal have already died since the announcement of the World Cup being held in Qatar.

That is a very large number of people compared to the six workers who died during preparations for the World Cup in Brazil, or the 25 construction workers who died before the more recent Olympic Games in Sochi.

Sharan Burrow from the International Trade Union Confederation is quoted as saying: “Fifa needs to send a very strong and clear message to Qatar that it will not allow the World Cup to be delivered on the back of a system of modern slavery that is the reality for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers there today.”

Previous reports have uncovered the poor working conditions in Qatar, including a lack of access to drinking water and being forced to work in extreme heat up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

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