Qatar World Cup organizers reveal 400-500 migrant workers die in preparation for the tournament.

CNN reported that Hassan Al-Tawadi, secretary general of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee (Supreme Delivery and Content Committee (SC)) gave an interview to welcome Piers Morgan, as broadcast on the ‘TalkTV’ program on Monday, November 28, 2022, in the past, foreign workers died working in various projects. Between 400 and 500 people taking part in the tournament are taking part, much higher than the figures previously announced by the Qatari authorities.

“The estimated numbers are around 400, between 400 and 500,” Al-Tawadi said. “I don’t have exact numbers. That is something that has already been discussed. One death is too many. It’s as simple as that.” Are the safety measures good enough at the start of the project? Al-Tawadi replied: “I think every year Safety and health standards in the workplace are constantly developing. At least in our workplace. our world cup where we are responsible That’s for sure.”

Earlier in early November a Qatari government official told the BBC that there were three deaths related to stadium construction and 37 non-work-related deaths. On Tuesday (November 29), other sources indicated that there were 414 of work-related deaths between 2014 and 2020, covering all sectors. and all nations

While The Guardian news agency reported that last year There are foreign workers from South Asia. More than 6,500 deaths in Qatar since Qatar was chosen to host the World Cup in 2010, with the majority of the deaths being low-income. Employing workers in dangerous areas and often having to work in sweltering heat But The Guardian’s report does not link the 6,500 deaths to the World Cup infrastructure project.

Al-Tawadi Mr. Had an interview with a CNN reporter last year. to contradict The Guardian’s report, saying the numbers make tempting headlines. But misleading and out of context. The Qatari government told CNN last month that the number of 6,500 was equal to the number of foreign workers who have died in Qatar over a decade, linked to the World Cup.

“It is not true. and ignore all other causes of death, such as illness, old age and traffic accidents. The report also failed to admit that Only 20% of foreign workers in Qatar are employed on construction sites.”

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