KATHMANDU: In challenging times brought on by the coronavirus disease, Nepal Policy Instituteand Migration Lab, jointly, made a report on ‘Rapid Assessment of Nepali Migrant Workers’ Situation in Major Destination Countries’ public. “Hundreds of thousands of Nepali workers, primarily in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), India and East Asia, are desperately trying to return home mainly due to the […]
Rapid Assessment of Nepali Migrant Workers’ Situation in Major Destination Countries During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Rapid Assessment Report was prepared at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, the pandemic has claimed over 551,000 lives, and affected over 12 million individuals globally. The situation is especially grave in South Asia where the incidence of COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly, with India leading the number of confirmed cases. The pandemic has created disruptions in health care systems, global supply chains, and human mobility. The closure of businesses in key economic sectors has led to job-losses that has disproportionately impacted millions, especially individuals in the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder such as migrant workers.
Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) and Migration Lab (M-Lab) released the report of the rapid impact assessment on the situation of Nepalese migrant workers impacted by the COVID-19 looking into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Malaysia and India. This report presents the aspirations, interests and experiences of the migrant workers which is believed to help […]