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NHRC launches awareness campaign for migrant workers

Graphic: NHRC staff meet with migrant workers

Materials are available in different languages on the measures to be followed to prevent the risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission.

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) of Qatar, in collaboration with representatives from its expatriate offices, has launched an awareness campaign for foreign workers, including workers in recruiting companies and domestic workers.

The campaign has included field visits to expatriate workers in the Industrial Area, Umm Salal, Al Wakrah, Al Duhail, and Al Thumama, with other areas to be visited shortly.

The campaign distributes brochures and educational material in different languages on the measures to be followed to prevent the risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission.

In addition, the campaign promotes the NHRC's 24-hour hotline where workers can make complaints of rights violations, especially those they may be have experienced due to COVID-19.

Representatives from Nepali, Indian, African, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi communities have been involved in the awareness campaign to ensure that workers have someone they can communicate with in their language.


Graphic: NHRC staff conduct a prison inspection


The NHRC has also been undertaking field visits to penal institutions and places of detention to inspect their compliance with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among detainees and staff.

This has included visiting the men's and women's sections of the central prison to monitor the humanitarian conditions of inmates, as well as holding private interviews with detainees, chosen by the team, to obtain the necessary information and data.

Date: 15 May 2020

Source: National Human Rights Committee


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  1. NHRC staff meet with migrant workers - National Human Rights Committee of Qatar
  2. NHRC staff conduct a prison inspection - National Human Rights Committee of Qatar