Migrant workers in Qatar left in debt after being ordered home before World Cup starts

Early end to migrants’ contracts leaves many owing large sums to recruiters and unable to support their families• World Cup hotel shields England team from fans – and Qatar’s labour abusesThousands of poorly paid migrant workers in Qatar are being forc…

‘Abandoned to their fate’: five years of agony for the 700,000 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh

Myanmar’s crackdown in 2017 forced a vast wave of refugees across the border into already crowded and unsafe camps – the result of decades of international political paralysis In the 31 years since Anuara Begum’s family moved into their bamboo shelter …

People of colour fleeing Ukraine attacked by Polish nationalists

Non-white refugees face violence and racist abuse in Przemyśl, as police warn of fake reports of ‘migrants committing crimes’Russia-Ukraine crisis: live newsPolice in Poland have warned that fake reports of violent crimes being committed by people flee…

‘A bad dream’: Nepalis who made UK’s PPE speak out on claims of abusive working conditions

Glove manufacturer Supermax has repeatedly won NHS contracts during the pandemic, despite claims of forced labour. Now, a group of former workers are seeking justice“I don’t have any dreams for the future because every dream depends on money,” says Res…

Allegations of worker exploitation at ‘world’s greatest show’ in Dubai

Migrant workers employed at Expo 2020 allege confiscated passports, racial discrimination and withheld wagesSecurity guards, cleaners and hospitality staff at Dubai’s Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are allegedly working in highly abusive c…

Lives lost at Europe’s borders and Afghan MPs in exile: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Mexico to Manila Continue reading…

Migrant caravan and Qatar’s tarnished World Cup: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

A roundup of the struggle for human rights and freedoms, from Pakistan to Poland Continue reading…

The disappeared in Mexico, Afghan female footballers and a giant puppet: human rights this fortnight in pictures

A roundup of the coverage of the struggle for human rights and freedoms from Thailand to Texas Continue reading…

‘Sometimes I have to pick up a gun’: the female Afghan governor resisting the Taliban

Salima Mazari, one of only three female district governors in Afghanistan, tells of her motivation to fight the militantsIt is early morning in Charkint, in the northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, but a meeting with the governor is already well und…

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