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FIFA World Cup 2022 6,500 Migrant Workers Dead With Human Rights Being Abused In Qatar, Know The Cost Of The Stadiums

FIFA World Cup 2022 6,500 Migrant Workers Dead With Human Rights Being Abused In Qatar, Know The Cost Of The Stadiums

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is set to take place in the months of November and December next year and 6,500 migrant workers have lost their lives since Qatar won the rights

Over 6,500 migrant workers from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan have lost their lives in Qatar ever since the Middle Eastern country won the rights to host the tournament 10 years ago.

FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022: Staggering Figures Show Workers Dead In Building The Stadiums

In fact the figure stated above is most likely to be an underestimate as figures from other countries like Kenya and Philippines have not been included yet.

The findings which have been collated from government sources indicate that an average of 12 migrant workers from the 5 Southeast nations mentioned above have died every week since the night in December 2010 when crowds filled the streets of Doha to commemorate Qatar’s achievement.

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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: What led to So Many Migrant Labourers Losing Their Lives And Violation Of Human Rights

In the past 10 years, Qatar has set out on a voyage that has seen the country’s objective revolve around a rebuilding programme for the 2022 World Cup. With seven new stadiums built solely for the World championship, there have been over a dozen other projects that are due for completion or are under work in progress like a new airport, roads, public transport system, luxurious hotels and even a new city for the 2022 World Cup.

All this has seen as many as 6,750 South Asian migrants lose their lives while they were involved in hazardous work environments as well as subjected to grind under severe heat conditions in the Middle Eastern country.

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How Many Stadiums Are Built For The World Cup And How Much Did They Cost?

The exact number is 7. That’s right, 7 new stadiums have been built for the World Cup in 2022, with the 8th stadium having undergone immeasurable renovation. So this means that there are going to be 8 stadiums in total for the World Cup with all of them a distance of less than an hour away from the capital city of Doha.

As for their cost, the stadiums in Qatar are going to cost the country a total of $4 billion, in addition to a $35 billion metro and rail system. Such is the level of infrastructure that the Middle Eastern country has been working on that the costs incurred are like nothing seen before.

What Is The Cost Incurred By Qatar Going To Be For The World Cup?

Becoming the first Arab state to host the World Cup, the tournament will cost Qatar a staggering $220 billion i.e. 60 times the amount ($3.5 billion) South Africa incurred on the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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