Labour Migration from Nepal-Factsheet: Kuwait

Author(s): Sabir Ansari, Arjun Kharel and Sudeshna Thapa

Year of Publication: 2019

Published by: CESLAM and Foreign Employment Board

As per the data from the Department of Foreign Employment, over 170,000 labour permits have been
issued for Kuwait in the last two and a half decades (Table 3). The highest number (24,575) were issued in 2011/12, with women making a little more than half of the total migrant workers in that year, making Kuwait the only destination country for Nepali migrant workers where women constitute such a large proportion.

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