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Migrant Workers from Nepal:

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Migrant Workers from Nepal:
A Modern Day Slavery

GCC COUNTRIES:
Nepal, Qatar & World cup 2022
One of the richest nation exploiting one of the poorest and getting ready for the world's most popular sporting tournament.
Why are gulf countries bringing so many migrant workers countries?
Less expensive to employ
Easier to layoff
believed to be more efficient.
obedient and manageable?
Atrocities:
Preeti Yonjon & Khusbu Rai
Saudi Arabia
Qatar
UAE
Kuwait
Bahrain
Oman
There is more to do with lack of education than they being obedient and managable.
"TURN KEY"
PROJECT
Labor should not be treated equally to capital.
4,000 migrant workers will die before a ball is kicked!
The death toll could rise to dozen a week.
Squalid living quarters
Dangerous conditions
High Temperatures
confiscation of passports
Refuse to issue ID Cards, in effect reducing them to the status of illegal Aliens.

Qatar is spending the equivalent of £62BN from it's gas and oil wealth on building transport infrastructures, hostels,stadiums & other facilities ahead of the WORLD CUP
What can we do as a Global Citizen?
Urge the Government of Qatar and FIFA's Governing Body
Better working conditions
Leave job at will
Fair & "Livable" wage
Safe working condition sites.
Pay on time
Stop! confiscating PASSPORTS
Let's get every governing body involved in this!
http://.change.org/petitions/end-slavery-of-nepalese-migrant-workers-in-qatar
Federico Addiechi, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, FIFA
Barack Obama, President, United States of America
Jerome Valcke, General Secretary, FIFA
John Kerry, Secretary of State, United States of America
Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General
Her Excellency Ms. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, Chief, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN, Geneva
Ivan Šimonović, ASG and head of the OHCHR New York Office
H.E. Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Ambassador, Qatar Embassy to the USA
Khil Raj Regmi, Prime Minister, Nepal
Hari Prashad Neupane, Minister, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Nepal
His Excellency Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir, State of Qatar
His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, Foreign Minister, State of Qatar
Dr. Shankar Sharma, Ambassador, Nepal Embassy to the USA
Dr. Maya Kumari Sharma, Ambassador, Nepal Embassy to Qatar
Dean Baquet, Editor, The New York Times
Martin Baron, Editor, The Washington Post
Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, President, FIFA

Commonality:
Rural areas
Education
knowledge of job
Recruitment Procedures
Work in low paid, unskilled jobs & must cope with unsafe and inadequate means of remittance transfer.
Vulnerability
More than 3,000 Nepalese migrant workers have died in Saudi Arabia in the year 2000.
INVISIBLE POPULATION
WOMEN
58,000 or 200,000
Qatar: 5,000 housemaids
Misdirection of responsibilities
Sending Nations often adopt subordinate diplomatic postures to avoid disrupting the flow of the workers!
Over 2,000 Nepalese are imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.
The absence of translation services and lawyers.
Unjustly sentenced to death
On an average a day!
2 or 3 coffins are coming back to Nepal, mostly from Gulf Countries.....
Recruiting agencies
Information & Assistant
Media campaigns, community outreach
Access to information
Remittance Safety
Responsibility of government & civic society
International arena
mandatory training
We have to demand for better worker protection!
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/gulf/gcc.htm

http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-698X-11-3.pdf

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282005%29025%5B0109%3AATNONM%5D2.0.CO%3B2

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/146727102760166581

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1319167/migrant-workers-home-nations-urged-act-over-2022-world-cup-linked-abuses

http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=53988

http://www.migrant-rights.org/research/nepals-ambassador-to-riyadh-misdirects-blame/

http://www.migrant-rights.org/research-centre/?research_type=statistics

http://www.himalmag.com/component/content/article/1033-.html

http://www.verite.org/sites/default/files/images/Humanity%20United-Nepal%20Trafficking%20Report-Final_1.pdf

http://www.mtnforum.org/sites/default/files/publication/files/5852.pdf

http://www.verite.org/sites/default/files/images/Humanity%20United-Nepal%20Trafficking%20Report-Final_1.pdf

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2445412/World-Cup-2014-Sepp-Blatter-visits-Qatar-discuss-treatment-migrant-workers-claims-FIFAs-responsibility.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Videos: www.gaurdian/youtube.com
Work Cited:
A chain of exploitation!!!
Suffering of the families....
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