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19 May 2022

Jacob Whitehead, The Athletic

Human rights groups urge FIFA to match World Cup prize money for Qatar migrant workers

In response to the letter, FIFA told The Athletic it was “assessing” the proposals.

It added: “FIFA welcomes the fact that Amnesty International and other signatories of the report also recognise the progress that has been made regarding workers’ rights in Qatar in relation to FIFA World Cup projects and beyond — a significant achievement that FIFA is proud to have contributed to.

“FIFA has actively pushed for the implementation of broader labour reforms that apply to all companies and projects across the country and benefit all workers in Qatar.”

A spokesperson for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also said: “The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has worked tirelessly to ensure the rights of every worker engaged on Qatar’s FIFA World Cup projects are respected via dedicated teams of workers’ welfare experts, and significant improvements have been made across accommodation standards, health and safety regulations, grievance mechanisms, healthcare provision, and reimbursements of illegal recruitment fees to workers.

“The SC has worked alongside many renowned international partners on its workers’ welfare programme who rightly recognise the significant work being undertaken by the SC to ensure the rights of workers on Qatar’s FIFA World Cup projects are protected, and have stated publicly on multiple occasions that this work is setting new benchmarks across the industry and region.”