The lot of controversies surrounding the World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18) is not about to stop. According “Reuters”, Doha authorities on Wednesday evacuated buildings in the capital where foreign workers were staying. In a building that residents say housed 1,200 people in Al Mansoura district, city officials ordered residents to leave within 2 hours.
“We have nowhere to go”
Idle workers were caught off guard. “We have nowhere to go”, was indignant a man, speaking to the news agency. A Qatari government official explained the situation by saying that these expulsions “were designed in line with plans to reorganize the areas of Doha in the long term. […] All have since been relocated to safe and appropriate premises.”, continued the official. He also assured that these operations were not related to the World Cup.
Among the 3M inhabitants in Qatar, about 85% are foreign workers.