Amnesty International calls for $440 million compensation fund for migrant workers ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

Six months ahead of the November 21 opening of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, London-headquartered international human rights organization Amnesty International has released a scathing 48-page report and accompanying open letter imploring FIFA leadership to set aside no less than $440 million in funding that would “provide remedy for the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who have suffered human rights abuses” during the lead-up to the championship.

Per Amnesty International, hundreds of thousands of migrant workers have suffered human rights abuses in the decade-plus-long lead-up to Qatar 2022, namely during the construction of the global sporting event’s marquee stadiums (eight in

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