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Impact of COVID-19 on Nepali Migrant Workers: A Case Study of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Malaysia

Author(s): Sadikshya Bhattarai, Jeevan Baniya and Dogendra Tumsa

Year of Publication: 2022

Published by: CESLAM

The study explores experiences and difficulties encountered by Nepali migrant workers n Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic. It examines the situation of access to justice of Nepali migrant workers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, finds out experiences about the reintegration of returnee Nepali migrant workers and their aspirations for remigration, identifies PNCC's support to migrant workers and returnees, and documents experiences and lessons learnt by PNCC and its volunteers while providing support to distressed Nepali migrants and returnees.

Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at the Science Baha carried out the study for PNCC. It was financially supported by International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Nepal through its Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded Migrant Rights and Decent Work Project (MiRiDEW).

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