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Don’t let FIFA profit off abuse!

Mr. Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA:

We, the people of the world, urge you to heed the call made by many human rights groups to acknowledge the devastation that building the World Cup in Qatar has had on hundreds of thousands of migrants, including the untold number of lives lost to further FIFA’s profits. More than just offering words, we ask you to establish a compensation fund for the victims for $440 million - the amount of money FIFA intends to award to the winning teams.

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Don’t let FIFA profit off abuse!

Imagine being so desperate for work that you left your family behind to live in a squalid camp thousands of miles away and toil in the desert heat for as little as $1 an hour. Then you died, alone, and your family got nothing. This was the terrible fate of 6,500 modern-day slaves reported to have died preparing Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

That’s 39 deaths for every goal expected at this year’s World Cup!

Now imagine that those who exploited and abused you were set to rake in billions while the family you left behind spiraled deeper into poverty.

FIFA chose Qatar’s despotic regime to host the World Cup, well aware of reports that forced labor and abuse of poor migrant workers were common in the country. Now rights groups, footballers, and even some of the World Cup’s top corporate sponsors are calling on FIFA to set aside $440 million for these workers and their families - the same amount that will be awarded to the winning teams. 

With less than two weeks until kickoff, we can help amplify their call and push FIFA to do the right thing. Sign now and share widely – and Avaaz will deliver our voices straight to FIFA’s front door and the media outlets that matter.

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