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Death in destination countries

"Death in destination countries," 3 Mar 2021

A few days ago [The Guardian]... revealed that more than 6,500 migrant workers from South Asia have died since the country earned the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup...

While such a spotlight helps generate awareness about the ongoing tragedy in the country concerned, we must bear in mind that avoidable premature deaths of relatively young migrant workers is a pervasive phenomenon in all the Gulf states. The deaths in Qatar have given rise to some important insights...

the unwillingness of both countries of destination and origin to share information and data on deceased workers is a major challenge...

the propensity of receiving states in asserting that most workers die of "natural causes" is unacceptable...

heat stroke has been identified as an important cause of death of many migrant workers...

origin countries should demand that destination countries ensure that all migrants, male and female, in public or domestic spheres, work and live in decent conditions and are able to secure redress... [destination countries should] conduct mandatory autopsies in all cases of unexpected and sudden deaths and recompense the families.