logo

Reports

Welfare Schemes and Support Mechanisms

Addressing the Needs of Nepalese Migrant Workers in Nepal and in Delhi, India

Author : Susan Thieme, Raju Bhattrai, Ganesh Gurung, Michael Kollmair, Siddhi Manandhar, Ulrike Müller-Böker | 2016 |
Published By: Mountain Research and Development

International labor migration is an increasingly important livelihood strategy in Nepal. There is little documentation of the movements of migrant workers or of their remittances. It is estimated that Nepalese migrants send remittances equivalent to about one quarter of Nepal’s gross national product. Migrants and their families lack information about safe migration procedures, host countries, their rights as migrants, and awareness about HIV/AIDS. The present article examines two projects that address these migrants’ needs in their home country and in one destination. The first project is a Nepal-wide radio program based in Kathmandu that provides information on migration issues. The second is a community outreach project based in Delhi, India, focusing on education of migrants.

URL : 20170831015114.pdf

Copyright of the website rests with Sir Dorabji TATA Trust and the Allied Trusts

Website maintained and developed by IRIS Knowledge Foundation