Conditions for migrant workers in Qatar are far from changing: Olaf Scholz | Video

the german chancellor Olaf Scholz said this Sunday during an official visit to United Arab Emirates that the conditions of the migrant workers of the World Cup Qatar 2022 have improved in recent years but they are still far from ideal.

“We noticed that there is progress in issues that had to be fought for a long time, like the situation of the workers. Even if that is far from (being the case),” the German chancellor said from Doha, after meeting with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman.

Although scholz has not confirmed whether he will personally attend the event, he has highlighted that the representative of Germany for the World Cup will be decided “at short notice” within the framework of the criticism that the country receives for the treatment of migrant workers.

Migrants from Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh they work in the construction of stadiums to host the matches, but also to hotels, airports or transport lines.

As revealed Guardian in February, more than 6,500 migrant workers have lost their lives in Qatar since 2010 for this reason.

(With information from Europe Press)