With an average of one person dying every day in the construction of Qatar's stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, it's hard to conceptualize just how many fatalities are being suffered.
The Washington Post has a nifty chart to put it in perspective.
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 27, 2015
Previously, human rights organizations have estimated that around 4,000 migrant workers will die due to overwork, heat exposure and other dangers posed by the ambitious World Cup stadium constructions taking place in the rich Middle Eastern country.
Qatar's workforce operates in a rigid kafala system, in which employers maintain great control over their employees, even maintaining possession of their passports. Human rights organizations have decried the system as modern-day slavery, and they have repeatedly criticized Qatar for pretending to be a modern country while building its incredible wealth on this labor.
Ninety percent of Qatar's population is migrant workers forced into slave-like conditions.
FIFA has been heavily criticized for awarding a World Cup bid to Qatar when it was clear the massive construction projects would be delegated to slave labor. But FIFA has had little response to the criticisms, failing to pressure Qatar into change and refusing multiple overtures to rescind the World Cup bid and give it to a more civil, modernized country.
Earlier this week, Switzerland announced an investigation into potentially unlawful bribes that may have swayed votes in favor of Qatar, thereby corrupting the bid process that led to the country receiving the 2022 World Cup.