The circumstances for overseas labourers and maids within the Gulf are dismal, there is no doubt about that.
However the demise figures are sometimes introduced in a deceptive and typically downright inaccurate method.
For instance the 1 demise in 2 days determine (really 1 in 2.5 days) is just not for these working in stadium development alone. It’s for all Nepali migrant employees in Qatar of which there are about 400,000.
The Nepali authorities granted WDR’s request for official information relating to Nepali employees in Qatar, which confirmed that 1,426 had handed away between 2009 and 2019, whereas there have been 111 deaths this 12 months alone.
Supply: Deutsche Welle
Meaning we’re speaking about 37 deaths a 12 months per 100,000 inhabitants which is definitely a slightly low quantity, even for youthful age teams. For comparability, the demise price of US residents within the 25-34 age group is greater than thrice as excessive, at 130 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
Nonetheless, to depart it at that might be misleadig, too. One has to keep in mind that plenty of these deaths within the US are folks with recognized well being dangers. Folks with recognized well being dangers are not possible to make it previous the rigorous well being checks required for a piece visa in Qatar. Contemplating these checks one would assume a decrease determine than 130 per 100,000. Nobody can say exactly how a lot decrease could be pure although.