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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Qatar World Cup 2022: Coca-Cola, Visa voice out on migrant worker abuse

Global brands sponsoring the 2022 World Cup have continued to voice out against the alleged human-rights abuses taking place in Qatar, where hundreds of workers have reportedly died during construction on sites.

Coca-Cola, Visa along with Fifa’s other seven sponsors, is under pressure to speak out about poor working conditions in Qatar, and to lobby the Qatari government to address humans rights abuses.

"The Coca-Cola Company does not condone human rights abuses anywhere in the world," a spokesman for the company said. "We know FIFA is working with Qatari authorities to address specific labor and human-rights issues. We expect FIFA to continue taking these matters seriously and to work toward further progress."

Around 1.4 million migrant workers are reported to be living in Qater to help build stadiums for the World Cup, with many living in squalid conditions.


Image Source: www.venturesonsite.com. Credit: Ryan Bailey

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