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Added on : 2018-11-01 12:24:36

Qatar has said it has set up a support fund for foreign workers who run into difficulties for not being paid, the latest in a series of UN-backed labour reforms. Doha State Media said the fund would support and care for workers, secure their rights and provide a healthy and safe work environment for them. It is the latest reform announced by the host of FIFA World Cup 2022, which has come under intense international pressure over its treatment of migrant labourers. Earlier this week, Doha said it had implemented the near abolition of the exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses' permission to leave the country. The changes are part of a three-year agreement signed by Qatar last November with the UN's International Labour Organization to oversee reform.

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