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16 October 2019

Qatar: Unexplained death of World Cup stadium worker one of hundreds dismissed as "natural" by authorities

On 23 June Rubchandra Rumba, a Nepali labourer working on a football stadium for the World Cup 2022, died during his sleep. His death was attributed to "acute cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause[s]”; one of many such deaths recorded as ...

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15 October 2019

UAE: Advance Facilities Management Co. allegedly delays wages to Nepali workers for six months

Nepali workers petitioned the Nepal embassy in the UAE after allegedly not receiving their salaries for six months. The workers were employed by Advance Facilities Management Company, and were left stranded after the company did not renew their...

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10 October 2019

US government blocks shipments from companies alleged of using forced labour in China, Malaysia, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Congo

Author: Martha Mendoza, Associated Press

“Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor”, 8 Oct 2019...

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4 October 2019

UAE: Construction companies likely operating at extreme risk to workers’ health; includes comments from McLaren & Laing O'Rourke

Author: Annie Kelly and Niamh MacIntyre (Guardian, UK)

"Workers at Dubai's Expo 2020 likely to have suffered dangerous heat stress," 3 Oct 2019...

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27 August 2019

Saudi Arabia: Workers settle unpaid wages totalling US$1.5m through govt. complaints mechanism

Author: Gulf Business

"Saudi authorities settle dues worth SAR5.7m owed to 134 expats," 26 Aug 2019...

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9 August 2019

Kenya: How recruitment agencies & entertainment clubs are complicit in human trafficking

Author: Reuters

“From Asia to Africa: Women trafficked to Kenya's Bollywood-style dance bars”...

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7 August 2019

NGOs allege employers obscure true numbers of heat stress fatalities among Nepali migrants to the Gulf & Malaysia

A study published in the journal Cardiology suggests that the numbers of Nepali migrant workers dying from heat stress abroad is far higher than official records. While fatalities of migrants in destination countries such as Qatar and Malaysia are...

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15 July 2019

Kenya: New Rangeela Bar's owner charged for trafficking girls from Nepal for sexual exploitation

Author: Mohamed Ahmed & Brian Ocharo, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Trafficked for sex: How Nepalese girls are lured into a life of slavery in Kenya"...

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2 July 2019

China: 44 Nepali women tricked into underpaid overwork in Liaoning province

Author: My Republica (Nepal)

“44 Nepali women tricked into sweatshop work at China company”, 27 June 2019...

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11 June 2019

Undercover investigation reports range of abuses against migrant workers in Qatar, includes comments from FIFA

An undercover investigation on labour conditions in Qatar has, for the first time, prompted FIFA to admit violations of worker standards on World Cup projects. A Deutsche Welle report on the investigation says that “FIFA have promised to investigate...

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