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Qatar: the situation of migrant workers

The European Parliament adopted by 35 votes to 22 with 4 abstentions a resolution on Qatar: situation of migrant workers.

The resolution was tabled by the S&D, ALDE, Greens/EFA, and GUE/NGL groups.

It expressed its concern about the situation of migrant workers in Qatar, including long working hours, hazardous working conditions, going unpaid for months, having their passports confiscated, being forced to live in overcrowded camps, being denied the right to form unions, and having no access to free drinking water in extreme heat.

It noted the estimated 1.35 million foreign nationals in Qatar, making up nearly 90 % of the country's workforce, giving Qatar the highest ratio of migrant workers to domestic population in the world with at least 500 000 more migrant workers expected to accelerate construction work in preparation for the 2022 Football World Cup.[...]