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Project September 29, 2016

Stranded: Nepalese Companies Abandon Workers in Qatar


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Nepalese migrant workers sit in a Nepalese restaurant near a labor camp north of Doha, Qatar. Image by Yam Kumari Kandel. Qatar, 2016.

Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar routinely face dangerous working conditions as well as cramped and unsanitary living quarters. Yam Kumari Kandel and Shilu Manandhar, the Pulitzer Center's 2015 Persephone Miel fellows, traveled to the Persian Gulf country to interview migrant workers in the labor camps where they live and, in some cases, in their hospital beds.

The pair spent more than six months reporting. They found injured Nepalese workers in vegetative states and unable to return home, and others swindled by both Qatari employers and Nepalese agencies that trap workers into forced and bonded labor.


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