Worked to death in Qatar


In a special investigation for Equal Times to recount the stories of Nepalese workers in Qatar, Devendra Dhungana travelled to remote parts of Nepal to interview the family of a worker who died there.

In May this year, Chirari Mahato died in his sleep in a labour camp in Doha.

There was no air conditioning in the room he shared with 12 other workers. His family alledge that heat exhaustion contributed to his death.

Because Chirari died in his sleep, he is not eligible for compensation from the company.

“When we made a request to the company for compensation, the company forcibly said he would not get it, as he had died while asleep.” Kabiraj Chaudhary, roommate and friend of Chirari Mahato

“I am so distressed I cannot differentiate day from night. He was the only breadwinner and now he is gone.” Patarani, Chirari’s wife

“I don’t want to go to Qatar given what happened to my father. I do get offers and promises that they will provide work and a good salary, but I don’t want to go there.” Ashok , Chirari’s son

You can help us tell the Qatari authorities they should do the right thing for workers and allow them to form and join a trade union to stand up to employers who exploit workers and their families.


  1. yezang

    they dont care anything about outsiders those who work there instead they treat us like slaves.

  2. Sarah

    How am I able to do something about this, how can I get involved in helping ? Please inform me !!!

  3. Benjamin Cruz

    The real issue here is that some people although they are educated but take note,they are bending what they believe is true,Just take for instancenon the contract that the expats signed they new that they have to abide to it saids but still they will make another contract that will state what they want and not what the first contract htat was agreed of before the expats arrived to the country…this is just one of the verry simple ones and still they could not abide to it….that is why we have to establish the freedom pf associiation here in Qatar…with the trade union established here everyone of us will benefit widely to what it can provide us….so i strongly sugest,,,let us all stand by and fight to deffend what we strongly believe is right…

  4. krishna

    As I See, All The Nepalese Workers Are Working As In Cage In Qatar.
    The Qatar Government Doesn’t Care Of Labor Right.



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