Qatar not reporting all work-linked deaths, ILO says


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Qatar is not adequately investigating and reporting worker deaths including unexplained fatalities among seemingly healthy labourers, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Friday. The small but extremely wealthy Gulf state, where foreigners make up the majority of the population, has faced scrutiny over worker conditions in the run-up to its hosting the soccer 2022 World Cup next November. Data collected at government-run trauma centres and ambulances in 2020 showed 50 workers died and more than 500 were severely injured, the ILO said. “Most were suffered by migrant workers from Bangladesh, India and Nepal, mainly in the construction industry. Falls...