Frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions
Get answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Workers' Welfare

 

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How many workers are engaged on FIFA World Cup™ projects?

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The number of workers change on a monthly basis. At peak construction more than 36,000 workers, mainly from from India, Bangladesh and Nepal have been engaged on SC projects.

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How is the SC ensuring the welfare of workers?

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The SC has always believed that Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup™ can be a catalyst to accelerate positive initiatives already being undertaken in Qatar, leaving a legacy of meaningful and sustainable progress with regards to workers' welfare.

Please visit our dedicated Workers' Welfare webpages for a comprehensive and up-to-date breakdown of the steps the SC has taken, and continues to take, to improve and protect the welfare of workers on SC projects. These include details about the SC’s partnerships with independent third parties such as Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI), Impactt Ltd. and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.

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How safe are the SC's projects for workers?

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The health and safety of our workers remains our number one priority. The SC has an accident frequency rate (AFR) of 0.03, a rate that is lower than that of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, considered to be one of the most efficient mega-events ever hosted from a health and safety perspective.

 

We have unfortunately suffered three work-related fatalities since construction began in 2014. Details of these and every significant accident on site are included in our regular Workers' Welfare Progress Reports.

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How is the Qatari Government ensuring the welfare of expatriate workers in Qatar?

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The Qatari Government has introduced a number of labour reforms to the country's Kafala sponsorship system and launched and implemented a variety of other initiatives aimed at ensuring workers' rights are respected. For more information on the Government's reforms, please visit the website of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs. The Arabic language website can be found here.

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