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Nepali workers to Qatar & Kuwait pay extortionate recruitment fees despite zero cost policy

"Nepal: Workers going to Qatar and Kuwait paying hefty amounts as zero cost policy falters, report says," 29 July 2021

On Tuesday, when Nepal government announced applications for caregiver jobs in Israel that makes Nepali workers pay for their flight tickets and other related recruitment costs, a human rights organisation’s report the same day urged the Nepali authorities to make all worker fee payments illegal and significantly increase their enforcement capacity for ensuring fair recruitment...

“Nepal's migrant workers make huge sacrifices to support their families and Nepal's economy and they deserve every protection that the Nepali state can provide, which includes ensuring that recruitment is fair,” said Anurag Devkota, human rights lawyer and FairSquare’s Nepal researcher.

“This report reflects where progress has been made in that regard, but its key contribution is in outlining to the government the precise steps that it needs to take to end systematic abuse in the recruitment process, starting with the abolition of fees."

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