Qatar: Foreign Workers and FIFA
by Letters 4 the Damned
DOHA, Qatar — Qatar is the richest country per capita in the world. Home to 1.9 million people, over 80 percent of whom are foreign workers, Qatar has the highest ratio of migrants to citizens in the world. Despite being the majority population, migrant workers can earn as little €4.90 ($6.54) a day. The country has been criticized by the media for its foreign worker labor conditions and its selection as the FIFA 2022 host country.
This is not the whole story however. To some, Qatar is a wonderful and welcoming nation. One 20 year-old Qatari citizen who shares this perspective is Sharifa Almarri.
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