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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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    Nepal Government finally begins issuing labor licenses to migrant workers

    Nepal Government finally begins issuing labor licenses to migrant workers

    Since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Jan, many migrant workers that were left with no job and no savings abroad decided to return to Nepal. Following three months of break and lockdown measures,…

    Labour rights
    20 corona-infected dead bodies repatriated from Qatar to Nepal, denied burial in host country

    20 corona-infected dead bodies repatriated from Qatar to Nepal, denied burial in host country

    On 19 June, Government of Nepal started the repatriation process of its nationals stuck in Qatar. Besides, the authorities also brought back 23 dead bodies of Nepalese migrant workers from abroad who died of the…

    Labour rights
    Malaysia needs to address its labour rights issues, say Labour rights experts

    Malaysia needs to address its labour rights issues, say Labour rights experts

    Following Malaysian government decision to cease the recruitment of foreign workers, the labour rights activists and advocates are urging the government now to address the labour rights issues in the country. Due to the high…

    Labour rights
    Government of Nepal faces backlash and criticism by Labour Migration Experts as it decides to resume foreign employment

    Government of Nepal faces backlash and criticism by Labour Migration Experts as it decides to resume foreign employment

    The Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC), on recommendation of Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security passed the decision of allowing the workers to go for foreign employment. The workers include Nepali citizens, as well…

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    US sanctions $5.5 million aid to Nepal to tackle impacts of Covid crisis, says US embassy to Nepal

    US sanctions $5.5 million aid to Nepal to tackle impacts of Covid crisis, says US embassy to Nepal

    Through the USAID (United States Agency for International Development), U.S. government has sanctioned an additional relief fund of $5.5 million to Nepal. The fund is aimed at mitigating the secondary impacts in Nepal due to…

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    Indian migrant workers stranded in Nepal as West Bengal bars them from entering

    Indian migrant workers stranded in Nepal as West Bengal bars them from entering

    Hundreds of Indian migrant workers have been stranded on India-Nepal border, in the wait to go home, but West Bengal government has shut its door on them. WB Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee, who criticised the…

    Labour rights
    Supreme Court Intervenes To Protect Migrants Workers

    Supreme Court Intervenes To Protect Migrants Workers

    Nepal Learns The Lesson In Good Governance: The apathy of Kathmandu government for its migrant workers has pushed them to seek court ruling so that their human rights are not violated. As the city went…

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    Congress Tables Motion in Parliament for Initiating Repatriation of Nepali Migrants

    Congress Tables Motion in Parliament for Initiating Repatriation of Nepali Migrants

    A motion of public importance was registered in Nepalese Parliament on Monday. The motion was tabled for seeking safe repatriation of Nepali migrant workers stranded in various countries. This motion was proposed by Nepali Congress…