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    An army of migrant workers has been helping Qatar to prepare to host the 2022 World Cup. However, headlines about excessive deaths, unsanitary living conditions and unpaid wages have led to criticism of their treatment. In this Business Beyond we look at how the Arab state used to recruit its labourers – the kafala system, what life is like for them, and what’s being done to improve that.


    00:00 – Introduction

    01:20 – World Cup Preperation

    02:30 – Qatar & Migrants

    04:45 – The Kafala System

    05:48 – Reforms

    09:55 – Migrant worker deaths

    12:25 – Boycott

    14:30 – Outlook

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    Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade.

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