Nearly 60% of people in Qatar live in labour camps

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Nearly 60 per cent of Qatar’s 2.4 million population live in what the government calls “labour camps”. The figures came from the April 2015 census.

The figures were revealed from the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS).

It found that 1.4 million people live in what Qatar called “labour camps”. The figures discovered that the majority of the 1.4 million were male, 1.34 million to be specific.

Qatar has continually been criticized by human rights groups, including Amnesty International, for providing “squalid and cramped accommodation” for its large migrant workforce. Qatar will be hosting the 2022 World Cup and has been condemned for having poor safety standards for its mostly interval work force.

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