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10 Oct 2023

Amnesty International (UK)

‘Don’t worry, it’s a branch of Amazon’: Exploitation of migrant workers contracted to Amazon in Saudi Arabia

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This report documents serious human rights abuses suffered by Nepali migrant workers employed by labour supply companies and contracted to work in Amazon’s warehouses in Saudi Arabia. Many of the men interviewed for this research are highly likely to be victims of human trafficking. The report shows that despite being aware of the high risk of labour abuse in Saudi Arabia, Amazon failed to take sufficient action to prevent such abuses or to provide effective and timely remedy when they did. More broadly, the research provides a clear example of the high risks businesses face if they operate in Saudi Arabia without taking proper measures and safeguards to protect migrant workers and their labour rights.