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29 March 2020

Nepal: Organisations call for protection of rural people amid extreme quarantine measures affecting their livelihoods

Author: The Himalayan Times

"Call to ensure rights, welfare of toiling people", 30 March 2020...

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14 March 2020

Nepal: Escalation in threats to free expression forcing journalists and media organisations to self-censor, report says

Author: The Himalayan Times

"Govt curtailing freedom of expression: Report", 15 March 2020...

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14 March 2020

Nepal: Economy dependent on migrant worker remittances prepares for upheaval amid pandemic

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, The Kathmandu Post

"Nepal’s remittance-dependent economy braces for upheaval amid Covid-19 pandemic", 15 March 2020 The government’s decision to stop issuing permits to migrant workers will have significant consequences for the country, where economic activities are dri...

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2 March 2020

Nepal: Covid-19 outbreak adversely hits migrant workers as govt. places a temporary halt to overseas employment

Author: Roshan S Nepal, The Himalayan Times

"Nepalis urged to scrap foreign visits", 3 March 2020...

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29 February 2020

South Asian lawmakers and civil society call for ratification of ILO Convention 189 to protect migrant domestic workers

Author: Rasika Somarathna, Daily News

Call to ratify ILO Domestic Workers’ Convention, 2 March 2020...

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26 February 2020

Kuwait: Investigation launched after six Nepali construction workers killed in site collapse

In February 2020, six Nepali workers allegedly died in a landslip on a construction site in Mutlaa City, Kuwait. A further two Nepali workers were injured. ...

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25 February 2020

Nepal: 513 workers die abroad since July 2019, 221 hospitalised abroad

Author: Inju Dhakal, Kharbarhub (Nepal)

"Foreign employment woes: 513 die in 7 months," 24 Feb 2020...

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23 February 2020

Nepal: Tanahu community files complaints to project co-financiers demanding an independent mediation as project offers inadequate compensation and redress

Author: Tanahu Committee, Counterview.org

"Nepal hydropower project affected persons: Failure to uphold free, prior, informed consent", 24 February 2020...

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19 February 2020

Nepali migrant workers in MENA report lax safety measures causing serious workplace injuries, 21 Nepalis currently in comas

Author: Himalayan Times (Nepal)

"21 Nepali workers lying in coma abroad," 19 Feb 2020...

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11 February 2020

Nepal: Forest residents demand closure of illegal crushing operation carrying out activity despite ban

Author: Santosh Singh, Kathmandu Post

"Illegal crusher industry operating in Rameshwornath Community Forest in spite of ban", 12 February 2020...

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