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The effects of COVID-19 on migrant workers

The effects of COVID-19 on migrant workers

The Coronavirus is still negatively affecting societies and markets worldwide. In particular, the economic and health-related barriers mostly concern foreign workers overseas. Because of travel limitations, migrant workers in foreign countries are often losing their…

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Embassy of Nepal in London facilitates webinar on science, health, and diplomacy

Embassy of Nepal in London facilitates webinar on science, health, and diplomacy

On Thursday, the Embassy of Nepal in London teaming with the Glasgow Caledonian University facilitated a global webinar on the growing importance of the role of science, public health, and diplomacy. Nepal’s Ambassador to the…

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Why EIB Funds Could Encourage Violation Of Human Rights

Why EIB Funds Could Encourage Violation Of Human Rights

The EU funded European Investment Bank (EIB), has been accused of sideling the human rights of indigenous communities to support hydropower projects. This was confirmed through reports led by campaign groups Counter Balance and the…

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Demand for Nepali migrant workers abroad still a big question

Demand for Nepali migrant workers abroad still a big question

Nepali government has decided to migrate its workers to countries for employment which was suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic. But Nepali missions in other nations haven’t resumed their operations yet due to lack of workers…

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Few Nepal migrant workers pursue reimbursement of repatriation costs from government

Few Nepal migrant workers pursue reimbursement of repatriation costs from government

Just a handful of migrant workers have applied for reimbursement from government of the repatriation costs they had paid out of their pockets under Nepal government’s evacuation plan. It has been months since the Government…

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US Embassy in Nepal clarifies confusion regarding visa restrictions on Communist Party members

US Embassy in Nepal clarifies confusion regarding visa restrictions on Communist Party members

Oct 6, the US Embassy in Nepal, in a press release, clarified the growing confusion on the new guidelines in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) policy manual.  Responding to the US immigration…

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Indian Embassy: India provides INR 96 crore as post-earthquake assistance to Nepal

Indian Embassy: India provides INR 96 crore as post-earthquake assistance to Nepal

The Deputy Chief of Mission at Indian Embassy, Namgyal Khampa handed over a cheque of INR 96 crore or 1.54 billion Nepalese Rupees to Shishir Kumar Dhungana, Secretary at Nepal’s Ministry of Finance. The Indian…

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Deported migrant workers from Qatar return to home countries

Deported migrant workers from Qatar return to home countries

As early as in March Qatar police officials dressed in plain clothes were detaining migrant workers randomly from streets, parks and markets on alleged claims of violating lockdown protocol due to coronavirus. Hundreds of such…

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Nepal is not prepared for the return of its migrant workers

Nepal is not prepared for the return of its migrant workers

Thousands of Nepalis working abroad are set to return home, having lost their jobs to the economic fallout of the pandemic. Nepal’s over-dependence on remittances from its migrant population is coming home to roost with…

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Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

The cabinet has said the government will sponsor air tickets for those whose companies haven’t come forward to send them back home. With the pandemic grinding economies to a halt, it is expected that countries…

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