Fifa urged to set up compensation fund of at least 440 million dollars for migrant workers who have suffered human rights abuses during preparations for Qatar World Cup.

Written by on May 19, 2022

Fifa has been urged to set up a compensation fund of at least 440 million dollars for migrant workers who have suffered human rights abuses during preparations for the Qatar World Cup.

President Gianni Infantino said Amnesty International made the request in a letter to Fifa.

According to reports, the sum suggested is equal to the 2022 World Cup prize money fund.

It is estimated up to 30,000 migrant labourers have been used on projects to build seven stadiums for the finals in Qatar, as well as a new airport, new metro and new roads.

Amnesty, along with other human rights organisations and fans’ groups, have called on Fifa not only to support workers who have died or been injured, but who have had pay withheld by employers or been forced to pay recruitment fees in order to secure work.

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