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.