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World Cup security guards still jailed in Qatar after dispute over unpaid wages

Workers at World Cup 2022 venues fired as tournament ended and allegedly jailed or deported after trying to claim unpaid wagesThree World Cup security guards who were detained while trying to resolve a dispute over unpaid wages are still being held in …

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Families mourn ‘devastating’ suicide rates among Nepal’s migrant workers

Almost 12% of Nepali migrant workers who die abroad, mainly in the Gulf and Malaysia, take their own livesWhen Pawan Kumari’s husband called one morning from Kuwait, where he had gone to work nine months earlier, there was no reason to worry. They woul…

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‘No one should suffer like me’: families of Qatar’s dead migrant workers left with nothing

Qatar is a magnet for south Asian labour, but failure to investigate deaths leaves dependents without compensation It is hard to imagine a place more different to Qatar than the southern plains of Nepal.Miles of fields covered in dazzling yellow mustar…

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‘Back empty-handed’: Bangladeshis cut off from jobs abroad face rising poverty

Whole communities supported by overseas work are at risk of extreme poverty after the pandemic forced thousands homeCoronavirus – latest updatesRead more in the series: The return of extreme povertyWhen the pandemic forced Firoza Begum back to Banglade…

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