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Speed Ali” (on­line alias), a mem­ber of the Qatar Liv­ing Vol­un­teers Group (QLVG), clearly re­mem­bers the night he drove through a labour camp­site, whose res­i­dents had lost all per­sonal be­long­ings in a re­cent fire. “It was all smoky and the work­ers were ly­ing down on what seemed to be burnt beds and stony streets. I came across one el­derly man who was look­ing for some­thing in the dark and I ap­proached him to see if I could help in any way. He told me that he had saved QR6,000 for his daugh­ter's wed­ding and he was sup­posed to be leav­ing the next day for his home­town. Even eight years after this in­ci­dent, I still get goose­bumps when I think about it. My heart went out to him and my soul told me that I had to do some­thing for the work­ers.”

Ali, an ex­pat liv­ing in Qatar and part of the Qatar Liv­ing com­mu­nity since 2008, didn't know what

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