By The Numbers (Jan 2016 - May 2021)
These numbers are based on publicly reported allegations of labour rights abuse against migrant workers in the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE), in which businesses are implicated. The actual numbers of incidents of abuse and affected migrant workers are believed to be higher.
Publicly reported regarding migrant worker abuse by companies since Jan 2016
Impacted in the documented cases
We've tracked 146 cases of abuse against migrant workers in Qatar
We've tracked 170 cases of abuse against migrant workers in the UAE
Get the Data
From company surveys to contract awards, a lot of data sits behind each and every Resource Centre project. We make all of this information on companies involved easily discoverable to encourage further transparency and enable you to advocate for better standards.
Briefing: COVID-19 & Risks to Migrant Workers in Qatar & the UAE
Migrant workers are particularly vulnerable to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gulf Construction Tracker
Snapshot: Our latest analysis looks at the risks to migrant workers in the UAE with a year to go until EXPO 2020
Allegations of Labour Abuse
Find out how many allegations of labour abuse we've tracked, and download the numbers and analysis.
Inhospitable: How hotels in Qatar & the UAE are failing migrant workers
First report analysing hotels’ approaches to safeguarding workers’ rights finds weak regional implementation of company policies.
On Shaky Ground: Migrant Workers’ Rights in Qatar & UAE Construction
Second survey of construction companies reveals no progress in sector transparency and engagement on labour rights and protections for migrant workers.