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4 May 2020

UAE: 40 Nepalis employed by Emirates Cab allegedly left under-paid without food or accommodation

40 Nepali men have allegedly been left stranded and without money after they accepted jobs as taxi drivers with Emirates Cab. The company failed to pay them as promised and did not provide them with accommodation; they had also been charged recruitment...

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2 May 2020

Nepal: Land rights group urges ILO and UN to protect rights of indigenous community in business complex development

Author: CEmSoJ

 "Campaign to restore archaeological Kamal Pokhari in Thamel urges ILO and UN to protect rights infringed due to construction of Chhaya Center", 3 May 2020...

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28 April 2020

Nepal: Communities affected by Chobhar dry port file complaint with World Bank

Author: Community Empowerment & Social Justice Network

“Chobhar dry port affected communities file complaint with the World Bank against the construction of the project”, 25 April 2020...

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28 April 2020

UAE: Report alleges Accor workers pushed further into recruitment debt as hotel work dries up; incl. co. response

In April 2020, The Guardian reported on the case of two migrant workers who were working at Accor managed hotels in the United Arab Emirates. The workers stated that the company is holding their last month of pay while they face uncertainty during the...

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26 April 2020

Nepal: Government set to launch National Employment Authority to govern employment sector, rights groups skeptical of its impact

Author: The Himalayan Times

"Govt to establish National Employment Authority", 27 April 2020...

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26 April 2020

Response by Tanahu Hydropower Limited

Author: Tanahu Hydropower Limited

Tanahu Hydropower Limited (THL)  as a promoter of Tanahu Hydropower Project on Seti River in Tanahu district of Nepal is informed about the article “Nepal hydropower project affected persons: Failure to uphold free, prior, informed consent” posted on...

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26 April 2020

Nepal: Magar indigenous community protests Tanahu Hydropower project, alleging lack of adequate information & consultation

A report alleges that Tanahu Hydropower Project “has and will cause direct and material harm to [indigenous Magars] ancestral land, livelihoods, and traditional practices… [Community] did not receive adequate information and opportunity for meaningful...

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26 April 2020

Nepal: Unions develop COVID-19 action program; facilitate return of migrant workers and regularly assess ground challenges

Author: BWI International

"BWI Building and Wood Worker International : Nepalese unions unite against COVID-19", 27 April 2020...

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26 April 2020

Nepal: Workers stranded in the Maldives await repatriation as tourism industry collapses

Author: Upasana Khadka, Nepali Times

"Nepalis stranded in the Maldives", 27 April 2020 Ninety percent of Nepal's overseas contract workers are in West Asia and Malaysia, but there are other countries like the Maldives where the estimated 5-10,000 Nepalis employed in the tourism industry...

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23 April 2020

Nepal: Federation of Trade Unions committee demands security of migrant Nepali workers across the globe

Author: Khabarhub

"WFTU demands security of Nepali immigrant workers amid COVID-19", 24 April 2020...

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