The BBC published a documentary and related story on labor exploitation in Dubai, planting reporter Ben Anderson amidst construction workers living in terrible conditions, as they work on luxury properties in the city.
“The latrines are so filthy we cannot use them, we are so disgusted. The roads are full of garbage and waterlogged. Living and moving about here is a great problem. We suffer greatly,” one of the workers told us.
We decided to find out for ourselves.
Armed with a secret camera we sneaked into the camp to be met with the smell of raw sewage. Sewage had leaked out all over the camp, and workers had to create a network of stepping stones to cross it and get back to their accommodation blocks. One toilet block had no water supply and the latrines were filled with piles of raw faeces.
The documentary itself is sadly unavailable on the BBC’s Panorama website outside the UK.