They went to one of the richest countries in the world in pursuit of happiness. But their dreams were shattered as the hard reality awaited them in Qatar. Svenska Dagbladet has been given a unique insight into the conditions of the migrant workers in the capital Doha where the price for the World Cup in 2022 is paid for with human lives.
Seven months. He must stay another seven months in Doha and work 16 hours a day for 1,000 Qatari riyal (around €110). He has been here for 17 months and is longing to go back to his family in Nepal. But in order to be able to return he must have an exit visa with the approval of his employer. When his two-year contract ends he will get one.
In seven months. He is a painter and is careful about every riyal he spends.