More than three dozen Nepali human rights groups on Wednesday called on FIFA President Gianni Infantino to ‘stop looking the other way’ while Qatar government has shown reluctance to provide compensation to the Nepali workers.

Nepali migrant workers, who were involved in the construction of the infrastructure for World Cup 2022, have suffered abuses in Qatar, Amnesty International said.

Around 400,000 workers from Nepal are employed across a range of sectors in Qatar, per Amnesty International, and played a huge part in building the vast infrastructure projects required to host the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar, with migrant workers as majority of the 2.9 million population, has faced intense criticism from human rights groups over its treatment of migrant workers, especially after becoming 2022 World Cup host nation.

In the open letter to Infantino, the Nepali organizations demanded compensation for workers who they said had suffered abuse, and families who have lost loved ones.

“We are far too familiar with images of coffins arriving at Tribhuvan International airport. We, therefore, call on you, President Infantino, to stop looking the other way while the citizens of our country – and all other nationalities – are denied their rights,” the letter reads.

The letter, written by Amnesty International Nepal, Accountability Watch Group and National Network for Safe Migration, among others, said it was “next to impossible” for migrant workers to access a compensation fund set up by Qatar to reimburse stolen wages if they had already returned to Nepal.

It also said families did not receive compensation if the causes of their loved ones’ deaths were not found to be linked to their work.

The rights groups have even placed billboards in Tribhuvan International Airport, a gateway for Nepali migrant workers, with their demands and to make aware of the intensity of the issue.

“Families have spiraled into poverty, children have been taken out of school, and workers forced to migrate again to pay off debts,” said Som Prasad Lamichhane, executive director of Prawasi Nepali Coordination Committee.