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FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A ‘FLOR’ Ahead Of Qatar World Cup – SEE WHY

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FIFA World Cup: FIFA World Cup LIVE – FIFA has been branded an ’embarrassment’ ahead of sport’s biggest spectacle next month. Human rights organizations across the globe have branded FIFA an “embarrassment” for failing to commit to a compensation fund for migrant workers who have been mistreated or died during preparations for the World Cup. FIFA has yet to provide any compensation to workers and human rights groups who feel it is too late with the World Cup just a month away. Follow FIFA World Cup LIVE on InsideSport.IN.

FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A ‘FLOR’ Ahead Of Qatar World Cup – SEE WHY

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Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers has been a global issue in recent times, and there have been calls to boycott the Qatar World Cup from various corners of the world. It is estimated that close to 30,000 migrant workers have been used for several projects, including building seven stadiums for the tournament in Qatar, as well as a new airport, new metro and new roads.

According to shocking reports that emerged last year, more than 6,500 migrant workers 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.

FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A ‘FLOR’ Ahead Of Qatar World Cup – SEE WHY

FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A ‘FLOR’ Ahead Of Qatar World Cup – SEE WHY

According to shocking reports that emerged last year, more than 6,500 migrant workers 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.

Although the official reports suggested 6,500 deaths, the total death toll is significantly higher as these figures did not include deaths from a number of countries that send large numbers of workers to Qatar, including the Philippines and Kenya.

FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A ‘FLOR’ Ahead Of Qatar World Cup – SEE WHY

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These shocking revelations led to a global agitation, with human rights groups from around the world calling for a ban on the tournament and the removal of Qatar as host. However, FIFA had no intention of postponing the World Cup or removing Qatar as host. Human rights groups such as HRW, Amnesty and FairSquare then called on FIFA to provide US$440 million in compensation, but the apex body has failed to do so.

FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A 'FLOR' Ahead Of Qatar World Cup - SEE WHY
FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A ‘FLOR’ Ahead Of Qatar World Cup – SEE WHY

The deputy director of Human Rights Watch in the Middle East and North Africa said: “It is a shame that despite prominent footballers, football associations and sponsors supporting the #PayUpFIFA campaign and widespread public support, FIFA has still failed to commit to calls for a relief fund for the many thousands of migrant workers who died, were injured or had their wages stolen while making the World Cup possible.”

Pressure remains high on FIFA and it will be up to everyone to see what measures the global government eventually decides to take.

FIFA World Cup: Human Rights Organizations FIFA Stamped A ‘FLOR’ Ahead Of Qatar World Cup – SEE WHY

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