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FAIR PLAY?A report found that some migrant workers in Qatar had not been paid for months, were denied drinking water and had their passports confiscated

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“So, it’s up to the Qatar government to safeguard our workers and we have our embassy to monitor it,” Khadka said.

Nepal received 430 billion rupees (US$434 million) sent back by its roughly 1 million migrant workers last year, according to Nepal’s central bank, accounting for 22 percent of GDP in a country where around one in three young people are out of work.

“We won’t stop sending the workers just because their exploitation has been highlighted now. We can’t stop it because that’s the only major employment opportunity for the majority of Nepali youths,” Khadka said.

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