U.S. Department of State 2001 Trafficking in Persons Report - Qatar

Qatar (Tier 3)

Qatar is a destination country for trafficked persons. Boys are trafficked from Pakistan and Bangladesh to Qatar to work as camel jockeys. Women from East Asia, South Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Africa travel to Qatar to work as domestics and have reported being forced into domestic servitude and sexual exploitation.

The Government of Qatar does not meet the minimum standards and has not yet made significant efforts to combat trafficking. The law prohibits trafficking in persons and prostitution. However, the Government does not actively investigate or prosecute traffickers. The Government repatriates victims of trafficking upon discovering their presence. The Government does not provide assistance to victims, nor does it support public awareness campaigns.


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