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25 Nov 2021

Asmahan Qarjouli, Doha News (Qatar)

Qatar: Labour & Health ministries agree to improve data collection on work-related injuries & deaths, following rights groups' call for improvement

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"Qatar to improve data collection on workers' deaths after Amnesty report," 24 Nov 2021

Qatar’s labour and health ministries signed an agreement on Wednesday aimed at cooperating on data collection to better address work-related injuries and deaths and help improve worksite safety...

The UN’s International Labour Organization’s [ILO] office in Qatar welcomed the agreement, describing it as a “positive and important development”.

The agreement comes as a swift response to both a recent report from Amnesty International titled “Reality Check” and the ILO’s recent report, both of which revealed gaps in data collection regarding expatriate workers’ injuries and deaths.

Titled “One is Too Many”, the ILO’s study detailed work-related injuries and fatalities recorded in 2020 based on data gathered from major Qatar-based institutions.