World: What is poverty in billionaire Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world

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Poverty particularly affects unskilled foreigners from Southeast Asia.

Seeing and talking about poverty is not easy in Qatar.

A Pakistani taxi driver who preferred to remain anonymous told BBC Mundo that some of those who agree to talk about it choose their words carefully because it is “a complex issue that you have to protect yourself from because the authorities are trying to control it”.

Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world, is not free from poverty. And if it isn’t talked about enough, it’s also because of how well it’s hidden from view.

Part of the foreigners who experience it They live in isolated neighborhoods with poor communicationsAway from the areas frequented by tourists and the masses.

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