The Gulf state has taken key steps to address labor issues ahead of the 2022 games, but workers say change has yet to improve their lives
Author: Haniya Javed
Hanif Hasan is a 25-year-old Rohingya Muslim living in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He has been unemployed for two years and hasn’t left home for a month, fearing arrest. “It’s hard even to breathe here,” Hasan says. “Every moment feels like it might be the last.” On November 15, the Saudi Interior Ministry launched a plan to supervise […]
The blockade against Qatar has had a disproportionate economic impact on foreign workers, though increased self-sustainability efforts may provide new employment opportunities.
In the Churu city of Rajasthan, India, a family of 10 is desperately worried. Six years ago, Yousuf Ali*, the third of eight siblings, took a loan to leave for Riyadh to work as part of Empower Contracting, a subsidiary of the construction business Saudi Binladen Group. The dream to support his family did not […]