50 migrant workers died in Qatar in 2020: report

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Fifty migrant workers died in Qatar last year and over 500 were seriously injured, the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) said Friday, as the Gulf nation readies for the 2022 World Cup. The report comes amid criticism of working conditions for hundreds of thousands of migrant labourers — including those who built the stadiums for the World Cup. The ILO report, entitled “One is too many”, said that the top cause of fatalities were falls — with most happening at the workplace. Qatar, which has made a series of labour reforms since being selected to host the football tournament, welco…

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