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29 May 2020

UAE: 500 Nepalis employed by oil & gas giant Altrad strike to protest unpaid wages; co. did not respond

In May 2020, 500 Nepali oil and gas workers in Ruwais went on strike alleging that their employer had not paid their salaries for two months in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time most of the workers had been confined to their...

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25 May 2020

Nepal: Govt to establish a labour bank to increase employment and help address concerns of workers at home and abroad

Author: Onlinekhabar

"Govt to open labour bank to address Covid-19-induced job crisis", 26 May 2020...

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25 May 2020

Nepal: Recruitment agencies request govt to return guarantee deposits paid to obtain operation licenses amid labour migration fallout

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, The Kathmandu Post

"Recruiting agencies want their guarantee amount back as their business is affected due to Covid-19", 26 May 2020...

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21 May 2020

South Asia: Repatriation of migrant workers an economic & public health challenge, warn labour experts

Author: Annie Banerji, Jise Devasia & Gopal Sharma, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers," 19 May 2020...

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20 May 2020

Nepal: Opposition party launches mobile app to collect details of migrant workers wishing to return home amid COVID-19 pandemic

Author: The Himalayan Times

"NC launches ‘Rescue Nepali’ mobile app in 43 countries", 21 May 2020...

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19 May 2020

Asia: Covid-19 lock-downs leading to land grabbing & attacks to indigenous communities & farmers

Author: Rina Chandran, The Jakarta Post

"Land conflicts flare across Asia during coronavirus lockdowns", May 15, 2020...

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19 May 2020

Kuwait: Thousands of Nepali workers left stranded without pay as employers refuse visa renewals

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, Kathmandu Post

"He lost his job and wanted to come home. The lockdown killed him." 17 May 2020...

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13 May 2020

Nepal: National rights body forms task force focused on the cause of migrant workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Author: The Kathmandu Post

"Rights body forms task force to assist government in protecting and repatriating migrant workers", 14 May 2020...

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9 May 2020

Nepal: Women entrepreneurs' body seek support from govt to keep their businesses from shutting down

Author: Republica

"Women entrepreneurs seek govt support to bail their businesses out of COVID-19 crisis", 10 May 2020...

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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 and the company failed to pay them as promised no provided them with accommodation....

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