FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees ‘great evolution’ in Qatar amidst worker death reports

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Speaking to Granthshala Sport’s Amanda Davis, infantino The most recent report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) regarding human rights issues in Qatar was questioned on Thursday.
Last week’s ILO report good said that at least 50 Qatari workers died in 2020, adding that the country was investigating these workplace deaths insufficiently. NGOs have alleged that migrant workers involved in World Cup infrastructure projects have been abused and abused.

Qatar’s labor ministry said in a statement that “the figures reported in the media on the deaths of migrant workers are wildly misleading.”

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“The government has been transparent about the health of our foreign population, and in fact, the death rate in Qatar is comparable to that of the broadest demographic globally. Nevertheless, improving the health and welfare of foreign workers remains a top priority,” the ministry said. added.

While Infantino said “more needs to be done,” he said he has seen progress in the Gulf nation.


Infantino told Davies, “I have seen the great development that has happened in Qatar, which was recognized – I don’t mean FIFA – but by labor unions around the world, by international organizations.”

“Of course, more needs to be done – obviously, it’s a process. I think we can say that without the World Cup and … the headlines coming from the World Cup, the whole process would have taken a lot longer.” .

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“Steps have been taken, steps will be taken. I think we also need to recognize the positivity if we want to encourage those who have continued in this way like Qatar, recognize what has been done, concrete See facts and figures make necessary criticism too, but always try to be constructive and see what has been done and what more can be done in a positive sense.”

The first World Cup to be held in winter, the 2022 edition is scheduled to begin in Qatar on 21 November and end on 18 December.


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