Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Rada Chinna Ramoji

1980—2021
Years
of
Age
41
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Cup
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Rada Chinna Ramoji

1980—2021
Throughout the past year, Rada Chinna Ramoji often told his wife Rada Sujatha that they were missing people because of Covid-19. - In January, there was a shortage of manpower and he started working 12-hour shifts, sometimes as much as 16-hours. He was always awake, says Mrs. Rada Sujatha. He often talked to his wife about how hard his job as a cleaner was. He talked about the lack of sleep, and how bad it hurts to have to get up for so long - but he was healthy. Sometime between January 24 and 25, Ramoji died. - I was told that he died of a heart attack in his sleep in the morning, says the widow Rada Sujatha.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Bine Bahadur Bishworkarma

1968—2020
Years
of
Age
52
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Bine Bahadur Bishworkarma

1968—2020
Bine Bahadur Bishworkarma traveled to Qatar 20 years ago and worked until his death at a construction company. During all his years in Qatar, he always encouraged his children to study hard and try to get a job in Nepal. - He forbade the children to travel abroad and work, says the widow Nir Maya BK. When the pandemic struck, he became frightened. - His co-workers told me that they think he took his life because he was afraid of dying a painful death. We are now all like orphans. The whole family, says Nir Maya BK.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Sujan Mia

1988—2020
Years
of
Age
32
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Sujan Mia

1988—2020
Sujan often told his family about the severe heat in Qatar. He also complained that he did not manage to get any good jobs.  “Sometimes he worked in a construction site in Doha and would get $219 monthly.  Sometime he would remain out of work”. Sujan did not have the time or the money to visit his home after going to Qatar. During his three year long period abroad, he did not come back home a single time. The family had plans for marrying him off soon after he returned home from Qatar. But he died abroad.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Yam Bahadur Thapa

1985—2020
Years
of
Age
35
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Yam Bahadur Thapa

1985—2020
Yam Bahadur Thapa had worked in Qatar as a truck driver for ten years. Shortly before he died, he called home and complained of pain in his stomach. The certificate from the embassy states that he had a “heart attack”. - We never saw him during his last critical time. But before that he was fit and well. When he finally came home on June 19, 2020, he was in a box with 19 other dead workers. - We now know what it means to lose a breadwinner, but I cannot express in words what it means for the children to lose a father, or for me to lose my husband.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Shahid Miah

1991—2020
Years
of
Age
29
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Shahid Miah

1991—2020
The heavy rains in Qatar in the autumn of 2020 were a death sentence for Mohammad Shahid Miah. The water found its way to the floor where he lived and reached the electricity. When Miah stepped on the wet floor, he was electrified and died. Mohammad Shahid Miah had paid a recruitment company more than $ 4,800 for the job in Qatar. The debt remains after his death and his parents now have to pay. His father says they are still waiting for compensation from the government.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Kaochar Khan

1983—2017
Years
of
Age
34
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Kaochar Khan

1983—2017
The Bangladeshi migrant worker Mohammad Kaochar Khan was fond dead in his bed on November 15, 2017 at the age of 34. In his death certificate as well as the certificate from the Bangladesh embassy in Qatar it says that his cause of death was “acute respiratory failure due to natural cause”. “His plan for migrating to Qatar was to collect a good amount of money so that he could educate his son and build a mansion”, says his younger brother Didarul Islam Khan who works for the government.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Mohammad Salim

1985—2020
Years
of
Age
35
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Mohammad Salim

1985—2020
Mohammad Salim's wife, Ruby Khatun, was happy that her husband had finally returned home. He had been away for several years. But the party in the village did not last long. The family was eating dinner when he complained of a sudden pain in his chest. - He was having difficulty breathing. Then he fainted. It happened so quickly, and he was dead. We were all in shock. Ruby Khatun describes the situation as desperate. - He wanted to work in Qatar for another two years. After that we talked about opening a small shop in the village so that we could afford to take proper care of our children while they were growing up.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Delowar Hossain

1978—2020
Years
of
Age
42
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Delowar Hossain

1978—2020
In May 2020, Delowar Hossaini's body returned to the capital Dhaka. When he suffered a stroke, he was taken to a hospital, but his life could not be saved. The family says it was his second stroke since he started working on the irrigated farm. - After the first one, he traveled home for a while to recharge, says the widow Nasrin Akhter. The family received compensation from the company and the government in Bangladesh. With that money, the family became debt free. As soon as her two sons, who are now in high school, have graduated, they both plan to travel to Qatar.
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Kalleda Ramesh

1976—2016
Years
of
Age
40
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Kalleda Ramesh

1976—2016
On August 10, 2016, Kalleda Shravan's father had just left his shift. Suddenly, he fell and began to twist in agony. - I drove him as fast as I could to a hospital where they said he had a heart attack. The company, for which his father has worked for nine years, paid the last monthly salary, and delivered the body. - My father came back to India as a dead body in the luggage along with some money - His job was hectic, the car he was driving was old. The engine boiled in the heat, and it was unbearable to sit inside the car. He was only 40 years old, too young to die, says Shravan.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Hari Prasad Makhim

1962—2019
Years
of
Age
57
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Hari Prasad Makhim

1962—2019
Eleven years ago, the family decided that the father would travel to Qatar to work. - We did not have money to be able to send children to school or to buy food or to pay the rent, says the widow Bishnu Kumari Makhim. The job as a driver was intense. He drove workers to and from their homes and construction sites. One afternoon, the brakes of the bus suddenly stopped working and the collision was inevitable. - When I called him on the morning of the accident day, he said he was not feeling well. When I called a few hours later, he did not answer, the widow says.
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Madhu Bollapally

1976—2019
Years
of
Age
43
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Madhu Bollapally

1976—2019
On November 18, 2019, Latha Bollapally received a call from Qatar. Her husband had had a heart attack the night before in his room. Ten days after his death, the body arrived at the village. He worked abroad for 12 years. - He never said anything about his salary or about the working conditions or how he lived. When he died, we received one thousand Indian rupees as compensation, says Brother Rajesh. The family knows very little about his life in Qatar. - He lived alone, cooked all his food by himself and when some relatives wanted to make contact with him, he distanced himself from them.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Manjur Kha Pathan

1981—2021
Years
of
Age
40
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Manjur Kha Pathan

1981—2021
Manjur Kha Pathan from Nepal died in Qatar on February 9, 2021, at the age of 40 years. His death certificate issued states that the heart disease was “unspecified” and it does not provide information about the underlying causes. His brother Ahmed Hussain told Amnesty International that Manjur worked as a truck driver and that he was healthy. They often talked about his job, and he complained about long working days, the heat and that the air conditioning in the truck was often broken. But he never complained about his health. Because he died at home and not at work, the case is not covered by the compensation laws in Qatar.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Som Bahadur Shrestha

1971—2021
Years
of
Age
50
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Som Bahadur Shrestha

1971—2021
Four years ago, Som Bahadur Shrestha started to work as a security guard. – Since then, he did not take a single day off and was never back home, says his daughter Sangita Shrestha. They were planning for his homecoming when they found out he had died in his sleep. – The day before he died, he was shopping for his son's birthday, he bought a watch for our mother and shoes for my brother. When the body arrived at the airport together with the father's belongings, all the presents were gone. – We have tried to contact his employer, but now we have given up, says the daughter.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Bishnu Bahadur Bayalkoti

1972—2021
Years
of
Age
49
World
Cup
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22
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Nepal
In memory of

Bishnu Bahadur Bayalkoti

1972—2021
Two years ago, Bishnu Bahadur Bayalkoti traveled to Qatar to work as a driver. – He died while driving at work, says the widow, Maya Bayalkoti. Four other Nepalese guest workers died in the same car accident. The money he earned meant that the children could study and one daughter was married off. Now the family feels helpless. – He died at work, so I was hopeful that they would support the family of a person who gave his life for the company, but they have not yet paid. We are in shock and mourning. We're poor and I'm illiterate. What should we do? I do not know, says the widow.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Subodha Mishra

1978—2013
Years
of
Age
35
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Subodha Mishra

1978—2013
Subodha Mishra made his first trip to Qatar at the age of 18. From then until his death in 2013, he spent only a few months in his home village of Bhramarpura. - He first went there because the family needed to eat, then to be able to build a house, then to be able to pay for our education, says his nephew Arun Kumar Mishra. The details of the death are unclear. Grief is mixed with unanswered questions. - The company says that it was an accident, that a truck backed into him. But we are not sure, says Manda Devi Mishra.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Russel Parvez

1987—2020
Years
of
Age
33
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Russel Parvez

1987—2020
The body of Mohammad Russel Parvez was found in a trash bin in the Qatar few days before Christmas in 2020. He was 33 and an only son. Shirina Akhter Banu, his mother, received his body in the home village, Doulatpur, in western Bangladesh the following month. He was a construction worker, when he fell from a 10-story building, his mother says. After his death, the wife moved in with his parents. She was satisfied with the financial compensation from the company, but no money in the world can replace the loss of a human life, she says.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Kubir Singh BK

1970—2020
Years
of
Age
50
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Kubir Singh BK

1970—2020
19 years ago, Sita Kumari's husband Kubir Singh BK traveled to Qatar to secure the future of their two daughters and son. Now he would soon go back home forever. During his last talk with the family, he said that he was done with Qatar. - But it was too late. He was wrapped in a box, says the widow Sita Kumari. According to the family, the company that Kubir Singh BK gave 19 years of his life did not ensure that he received the necessary care when he became so sick that he died. - They forced him to work even when he was sick. Now we are without support, and we worry about the future.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Abul Hashem

1974—2019
Years
of
Age
45
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Abul Hashem

1974—2019
The Bangladeshi migrant worker Abul Hashem died in Qatar due to “acute cardio respiratory failure” at a construction site neary Doha.  On the day of his death, he was working at a construction site in Al Rayyan in Doha and according to the family he was setting tiles. The other coworkers immediately called an ambulance which took Hashem to the hospital where he was declared dead. Abul Kalam Azad, the son of deceased migrant says that his father had no previous history of heart problems.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Yam Bahadur Rana

1986—2020
Years
of
Age
34
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Yam Bahadur Rana

1986—2020
Yam Bahadur Rana from Nepal died in Qatar on February 22, 2020, at the age of 34. He was married and had two children: a daughter who was 11 and a son who was 13 years old. The death certificate states the cause as “acute heart failure due to natural causes”. Yam worked as a security guard at Hamad International Airport. His wife Bhumisara Rana tells Amnesty International that she believes his death has to do with the working conditions. – He had to sit out under the sun for long periods. I think he had a heart attack because he was dehydrated. He never said he was sick, she tells Amnesty.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Amit Karki

1974—2021
Years
of
Age
47
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Amit Karki

1974—2021
It has been over two decades since Khina Bista's husband, Amit Karki, first traveled to Qatar. – Quite honestly, we have not seen him much since we got married 12 years ago. I raised our two children here at home but they never got to know their father and now he is dead, says Khina Bista. After a day of work, he complained of pain and was driven to the hospital by his colleagues. – He was dead when they arrived. We were told that it was a heart attack, says Khina Bista. The family has received 700,000 nepalese rupees from the authorities and another 1.4 million rupees from the life insurance.
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Srinivas Narukulla

1981—2020
Years
of
Age
39
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Srinivas Narukulla

1981—2020
Srinivas was a crane operator in Qatar and worked for a local construction company. - I was told that he died due to “natural causes” but I do not believe that. How can a completely healthy man just die on the spot? I think he was killed, says Sriniva's wife Anitha Narukulla. Srinivas was an esteemed worker. In 2019, he received a smartphone from his boss. - My husband told me that several of the colleagues became jealous. They started fighting, Anitha remembers. Two months later, he was dead. When the body came in a package, there was a smaller package next to it. In it lay the phone.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Ghal Singh Rai

1999—2019
Years
of
Age
20
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Ghal Singh Rai

1999—2019
Ghal Singh Rai worked as a cleaner in one of the camps where those who built Qatar's football stadiums lived. His family had paid $ 1,300 to a recruiting firm to get the job. But after just one week, he took his own life in October 2019. His colleagues in Qatar said he had hung himself from the ceiling fan. - There is a wound in his neck, but we have never received any further explanations. We have to believe what they tell us, says his father Saarki Bahadur Rai. The father often told the son not to worry. - I always told him to come home if he cannot live in Qatar. I told him that over and over again.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Anish Gurung

2000—2021
Years
of
Age
21
World
Cup
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22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Anish Gurung

2000—2021
When Jagan Gurung's son Anish Gurung turned 18 he went abroad. – I told him to get married and build a life here at home, but he refused, says father Jagan Gurung. The family paid a recruiter and he started as a construction worker in Qatar. – He was sitting in the front seat next to the driver when they collided. The father says that it feels as if the son will call him on the mobile phone at any time and that he therefore keeps it charged and within reach. – I'm just waiting for him to call and say… Aama, Babaa. Although he died on the way to the workplace, the company has not paid any compensation yet.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Binod Kumar Sah

1983—2020
Years
of
Age
37
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Binod Kumar Sah

1983—2020
When they spoke during the week before his death, Binod Kumar Sah often asked about his youngest son, who had not yet turned one year old. He had never met his son and was looking forward to it. - Now the son is fatherless. He was never allowed to see his father. We have all become orphans, says the widow Sunita Kumari. Sunita describes their financial situation as “pathetic”. If children could go to school for free, there could be a future. - I not only lost my husband, I also lost the opportunities to live. And I do not accept that my husband, who was only 36, would have taken his life. Never!
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Abdul Majid

1966—2020
Years
of
Age
54
World
Cup
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India
In memory of

Abdul Majid

1966—2020
One morning, 20-year-old Mohammed Zameer woke up by the phone ringing. - Abdul Majid died of a heart attack last night on June 14 at nine o'clock, are you related to him? Majid, who drove a bus in Qatar, was Zamer's father. The 54-year-old bus driver left behind his wife and three sons in the village of Akloor in Telangana's Nizamabad district. Eight days after his death, Majid's dead body arrived at his home village. - We received a body but no compensation from the company. In addition, we were told that my father took out an advance on the salary to pay for the intensive care at the end, says Zameer.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Durga Kumari Bhandari

1987—2020
Years
of
Age
33
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Durga Kumari Bhandari

1987—2020
Narayan Prasad Parajuli and Durga Kumari Bhandari worked in Qatar. Married for 15 years. - Our life was good. Until one day my wife suddenly got a lightning headache, remembers Narayan Prasad Parajuli. At the hospital, the doctors assessed that she had a brain tumor. The treatment started immediately but she died after eight months. - I still have not told Nayan that his mother is dead. He still thinks she's in the hospital and he still texts her. Personally, I don’t think I will ever be happy again, says Narayan Prasad Parajuli.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Zobair Ahmed

1988—2020
Years
of
Age
32
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Zobair Ahmed

1988—2020
In February 2020, Farzana Akhter lost her husband and gave birth to their first daughter. Instead of celebrating a new life, she had to go to the airport and claim Zobair Ahmed’s dead body along with $410 and a death certificate. He was 32 and had worked as a driver in Qatar for nine years. The official cause of death said “strangulation”. It was unclear if he had committed suicide or accidentally ended up hanging in his helmet strap. “I refuse to believe that he would have taken his own life,” the widow says. “I see no reason why.”
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Sujan Miah

1988—2020
Years
of
Age
32
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Sujan Miah

1988—2020
Sujan Miah from Bangladesh was 32 years old when he died in Qatar on September 24, 2020. The official death certificate states that he died of natural causes. But Sujan's brother tells Amnesty International that he was completely healthy when he left. In Qatar, he worked laying pipes in the desert. All his work was done outdoors in the heat and during the four days preceding his death it was 40 degrees in the shade. Sujan's siblings describe the loss as “inconceivable” to Amnesty staff who met the family in Bangladesh.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mijanur Rahman

1985—2019
Years
of
Age
34
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mijanur Rahman

1985—2019
Mijanuar Rahman had been working in Qatar as private driver for eight years and recently changed employer. The widow Mosa Arifa Laizu says that her husband was in good health while he was in Bangladesh and that there where no record of heart disease while he lived in his home country. – It it hard for us to believe that MIjan died of heart attack in Qatar, she said.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Suhman Miah

1986—2020
Years
of
Age
34
World
Cup
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Suhman Miah

1986—2020
At the end of the workday, he fell down outside the construction site where he worked. And was sent to a local hospital where doctor declared him dead. “I could not believe it at first since he was in good health”, says the widow. Sumi Akter is now worried about school fees and the future life of her children: “Daily life is hard.”
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Mosharaf Hossen

1980—2018
Years
of
Age
38
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Mosharaf Hossen

1980—2018
Mosharaf Hossen decided to migrate to Qatar to fulfill his dream of lifting his family out of poverty. For five years he worked as a mason at different construction sites but newer got payed on a regular basis. “The sudden and untimely death put us, a five-member family in dire hardship and debt bondage,” says Mosharaf’s widow Josna Begum. Her husband died on August 8, 2018 at the age of 38. The official cause of death was “cardiac chock” according to his death certificate.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Emamodin Miya Hawari

1996—2020
Years
of
Age
24
World
Cup
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Nepal
In memory of

Emamodin Miya Hawari

1996—2020
On December 18, 2020, 24-year-old Emamodin Miya Hawari died. Even today, his father has a hard time believing that his son took his life, and the father is wondering if he was forced to do so. - What he told me was that he planned to get married as soon as he returns from Qatar. He wanted a wedding with drums and fanfares as soon as he earns some cash. Every time he sent money home, he urged me to start with the necessary wedding preparations. But instead of a wedding, I had to arrange a funeral when he came home in a coffin, says Islam Miya Dhobi.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Tul Bahadur Gharti

1986—2020
Years
of
Age
34
World
Cup
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Nepal
In memory of

Tul Bahadur Gharti

1986—2020
Tul Bahadur Gharti from Nepal died on the night of May 28, 2020, at the age of 34. His death certificate issued by the Qatari authorities states that his death was due to "acute heart failure due to natural causes". "He never complained of any symptoms. I have a hard time believing that he would just die," Ms Bipana told Amnesty International. She wanted his body to be autopsied, but was told by his neighbors in Qatar that it would not be possible to determine the cause of death. "We had no children of our own and it feels as if they set my husband on fire and as if I am burning in oil".
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Zohorul Islam

1997–2020
Years
of
Age
23
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Zohorul Islam

1997–2020
Zohorul’s death in Qatar couldn’t have happened at a worse time. The family was even before his death passing through economic hardship.  They had borrowed money from a local NGO, moneylenders and relatives to send Zohorul to Qatar to work as a cleaner. Rina Akter, elder sister, and Sharmin Akter, younger sister, of Zohorul claimed that their only brother did not have any previous health complications or diseases in Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammed Suman Miah

1986—2020
Years
of
Age
34
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammed Suman Miah

1986—2020
Mohammed Suman Miah from Bangladesh died in Qatar on April 29, 2020 at the age of 34. The death certificate from the authorities states that he died of heart failure as a result of natural causes, but nothing about what these causes are. The family had borrowed $ 7,000 for the visa. Eventually, he got a job at a construction site. The temperature when he died was about 38 degrees Celsius in the shade. Suman's colleagues told his family that he died towards the end of the shift from a heart attack and that he was taken to the hospital but that his life could not be saved.
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Hamidul Malita

1978—2019
Years
of
Age
41
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Mohammad Hamidul Malita

1978—2019
At the time of the accident Mohammad was employed by Qd Sbg Construction. Najma Begum, the widow, says they have struggled to survive after the fatal accident.   “He was the breadwinner.”  “I can’t pay for my children’s school or any other necessities,” Najma Begum says. Instead of attending ninth grade, her 15-year-old son has to work at the farm, and the daughter, who is 17, is devastated that she couldn’t start the school she was accepted to in the fall.
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India
In memory of

Bolumalla Gangadhar

1969—2019
Years
of
Age
50
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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India
In memory of

Bolumalla Gangadhar

1969—2019
One morning in October 2019, while Bolumalla Gangadhar was in a holiday in India, he screamed in agony in the bathroom. - It was a heart attack, but no one in our family has had heart problems before, says his son Kiran. Even though it has been a while now since the father died during the holiday at home in India, Kiran cannot let go of what happened. How could a completely healthy and fit man suddenly die from a heart attack? - He never said anything about his job. Not even what he did. He only repeated this mantra: "Do not come here. You do not know what it is like here, and you do not want to know it either”.
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Keramat Ali

1970—2020
Years
of
Age
50
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Keramat Ali

1970—2020
In May 2020, the family brought the body of 50-year-old Keramat Ali to Laksam in the Cumilla district of southeastern Bangladesh. He died due to a stroke in Qatar in April of that year. His wife and two children, a son and a daughter, are now struggling to make ends meet. - I am struggling with the interest rates of the loans and I will soon have to take my eleven-year-old out of school and send him to work, says widow Tahmina Akhter. She says that her parents have been able to help a lot, but that it is unsustainable in the long run.
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India
In memory of

Mandaloji Rajendra Prabhu

1979—2019
Years
of
Age
40
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Mandaloji Rajendra Prabhu

1979—2019
The father of two and the carpenter Prabhu was found hanged in the room where he slept with his colleagues. Ten days later, a coffin with the body came home to the family. - He often told me that he was tired of everything. He had worked in Qatar for several years and every month there was a fight over the salary, says the 23-year-old wife. During one of the conversations just days before he was found dead, Sucharitha remembers that her husband said enough is enough. And he wanted to go home. - The company he worked for did not even offer condolences or paid any compensation, Sucharitha says.
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Nepal
In memory of

Phurparani Tamang

1996—2021
Years
of
Age
25
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Phurparani Tamang

1996—2021
After a mandatory medical examination, Phurparani Tamang was considered completely healthy and received her work visa. – Once in Qatar, she got a job as a cleaner, which she was happy with because she did not have to work outside in the sun, says her mother. One day she was taken to the hospital. – She told us there was no reason to worry. But a few days later I learned that she had died. I just cannot believe she's gone. Her body landed at Kathmandu airport just four days after she died and her mother traveled there to receive it. – Our daughter who went to support her family, left full of life, and came home dead.
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Nuruddin Echar Uddin

1984—2020
Years
of
Age
36
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Nuruddin Echar Uddin

1984—2020
On January 30, an air conditioning system exploded in the kitchen where Nuruddin worked. One month later, the family received his body from Qatar, where he had traveled four years earlier to work as a chef. His wife says that during the ten years she was married to Nuruddin, she almost never met him. - We got married over the phone when he worked in Dubai and we barely met a few days during our ten-year marriage, says Mosamamat Nazma Akter Beauty Chowdhury who is 26. Now she has to support the family alone. - My only wish now is for our two sons to be able to stay in school.
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Bishal Rayhan

2000—2020
Years
of
Age
20
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Bishal Rayhan

2000—2020
In February 2020, the family picked up the body of their 20-year-old Bishal Rayhan's at the airport. The company did not say anything beside that he died in a car accident in Qatar's capital Doha on January 27, 2020. - He had only worked in Qatar for nine months when this happened, says his 47-year-old father Bipul Rayhan. After receiving the body, Bishal's mother has been paralyzed and the father is now trying to survive with his disabled wife and the two children in Bhairab in Kishorganj in central Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh
In memory of

Shohag Madbar

1990—2020
Years
of
Age
30
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Shohag Madbar

1990—2020
On May 15, 2020, migrant Shohag Madbar died at his room at the age of 30. The death certificate from the Qatari government mentiones the cause of death as a “heart attack”. Due to the uncertain job situation and the irregular wage, Shohag lived with a constant tension. The family believes the pressure caused a “mental shock”. When asked, Shohag’s uncle Md Kamal Uddin said that the family had been struggling since his death. – Shohag’s father who is a farmer his mother and their two daughters lost all dreams when they sent their only young breadearner to Qatar.
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Lal Bin Tamang

1973—2013
Years
of
Age
40
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Migrant worker
Nepal
In memory of

Lal Bin Tamang

1973—2013
The marriage between Lal Bin Tamang and his wife Mharman was an exception. In rural Nepal, arranged marriages are the norm, but they had married for love. Life had only have meaning when Lal Bin would come home from Qatar. The family could start a small business. They could afford to pay for their sons’ education. In 2013, all these dreams were shattered when a steel beam fell from the 16th floor. - The company contacted us and said that it had been an accident, says Mharman Tamang. They told him that his head was injured and died.
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Monir Hossain

1988—2020
Years
of
Age
32
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Migrant worker
Bangladesh
In memory of

Monir Hossain

1988—2020
Monir Hossain died on April 16, 2020 in Qatar due to an electric shock. He had worked for three years for a company as a painter. The 28-year-old widow Fatima Begum says that she has now moved in with her dead husband's parents. - I am worried how I can afford to pay for my children's education, she says. The entire family in the Cumilla district of southeastern Bangladesh is now having a difficult time. - The official explanation is that it was an “accident” but they do not have any further details. The family now gets help from the neighbors to cope with the daily expenses.
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India
In memory of

Payyavula Devarajam

1972—2012
Years
of
Age
40
World
Cup
Qatar
22
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Migrant worker
India
In memory of

Payyavula Devarajam

1972—2012
In June 2012, Payyavula Laxmi received a call from her husband who worked as an electrician in Qatar that he had fainted at work. - He was hospitalized for a couple of days. The doctors found something wrong with his neck, Laxmi says by phone from the Telangana region's Karim Nagar district. Two months later, Devarajam died. - It turned out that he had a tumor in his brain. It was found at the autopsy after his death. Probably the occupational health doctors in Qatar did not find anything or they never revealed the information, says Laxmi. Nine years after the father's death, the family has not yet been able to repay the loans.
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