ROME, March 13: About 30 migrants were missing and presumed drowned after the overcrowded boat they were on capsized during a rescue attempt by a cargo ship off Libya, Italy's coastguard said on Sunday.

Remittances from overseas migrants have been a crucial component in keeping Nepal's economy afloat. With a contribution of 24.1 percent to the national economy in 2020, remittances have had a Dutch disease effect on the national economy.

SAN ANTONIO, June 28: Forty-six people were found dead and 16 others were taken to hospitals after a tractor-trailer rig containing suspected migrants was found Monday on a remote back road in southwest San Antonio, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Seven migrants were killed and eight others were injured as the vehicle carrying them lost control near the Turkish border.

GENEVA, July 27: At least 57 people drowned on Monday after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Khums, the latest tragedy in the central Mediterranean, the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

TUNISIA, June 2: At least 23 migrants from Africa drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, and 70 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent humanitarian organisation said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nearly two million Nepalis working in the Middle East are alarmed by the prospect of war between the United States and Iran. People are huddling in tea shops and chautaris across the country to discuss the possibility of World War III and families of our migrant workers are rightly worried by the news coming out from the Middle East. Sadly, our government has done very little to assure the public of the measures it will take to provide the necessary support to Nepalis in the region in the unlikely event of an all-out war. We have yet to see a statement or public remarks from the government to assure the worried Nepalis, both at home and abroad.

MADRID, Aug 30:  More than 150 migrants crossed the border fence at Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta early on Friday and at least six Spanish police officers suffered minor injuries as they tried to stop them, a government spokesman in the city said.

ROME, Aug 18: Seeking to end a humanitarian crisis, Spain says a Spanish rescue boat with 107 migrants in the southern Mediterranean can sail to Spain and disembark its passengers in Algeciras.

President Trump has revived a 19th-Century rule targeting hundreds of thousands of poor immigrants deemed likely to become “public charges,” with dependence on public benefits.

BRUSSELS, Aug 13: The United Nations refugee agency urgently appealed to European governments Tuesday to let two migrant rescue ships disembark more than 500 passengers who remain stranded at sea as countries bicker over who should take responsibility for them.

JAMMU, August 8: Hit by a complete security lockdown in Kashmir, hundreds of poor migrant workers have begun fleeing the Himalayan region to return to their far-away villages in northern and eastern India.

DUBAI, July 31: At least 15 Ethiopians died after the boat trying to smuggle them into Yemen broke down and left them stranded in the sea without food or water for a week, a U.N. migration agency said.

WASHINGTON, July 27: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding.

CAIRO, July 27: Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, went missing and were feared drowned when their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.

CAIRO, July 24: Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted around four dozen Europe-bound migrants off the Mediterranean coast and taken them to a detention center that was bombed earlier this month.

CAIRO, July, 5: A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital killed dozens of others.

OSAKA, June 29: Russian President Vladimir Putin fired a new broadside against Western liberalism on Saturday, saying that policies such as welcoming migrants have hurt people’s interests.

LAMPEDUSA, June 29: Forty migrants stepped onto Italian soil Saturday after the defiant captain of the German humanitarian ship which had rescued them some two weeks earlier docked without permission at a tiny Mediterranean island, ramming an Italian border police motorboat blocking its way. The aid ship’s captain was detained.

MEXICO CITY, June 28:  About 100 Mexican soldiers and immigration agents raided a freight train in the southern state of Chiapas on Thursday and detained dozens of Central American migrants riding atop the cars.

MEXICO CITY, June 26: The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.

June 6: Six undocumented migrants were killed when their car crashed into an irrigation ditch after a police chase in rural South Texas, police said.

TUNIS, May 11: At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.

UNITED NATIONS, April 30: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that at least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia, warning that their health, education, protection, and well-being will be in jeopardy without increased support.

Untapped resource

March 25, 2019 00:25 am

Diaspora is a Greek term made up of two words, dia meaning ‘through’ or ‘over’ and speiro meaning ‘dispersal’ or ‘to sow’. It owes much of its origin to the exile of the Jews beyond Israel mainly in the 8th to 6th centuries BC. It is now commonly used in a generic sense for communities of migrants living or settled permanently in other countries, aware of their origins and identity and maintaining various degrees of contact with the mother country.

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LONDON, Jan 1: Police picked up a group of 12 migrants found on a beach in southwestern England as top British officials met Monday to discuss the increasing numbers of people attempting to cross the English Channel from France to England.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8: A divided U.S. appeals court late Friday refused to immediately allow the Trump administration to enforce a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

TUCSON, Ariz./AGUACATE, Nov 15: The 911 emergency call came in to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson station around midnight.

WASHINGTON DC, Nov 3: Twelve Honduran migrants are getting a head start on becoming US citizens by embracing that most American of pastimes: the lawsuit. They are suing the Trump administration for violating their Fifth Amendment due process rights.

WASHINGTON DC, Oct 30: The White House is not joking around in its efforts to “deter” thousands of Central American migrants from entering the United States, announcing the deployment of 5,200 troops and dozens of “air assets” to the US-Mexico border.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has said that the government was serious toward guaranteeing social security to the grass toots level people by bringing the laborers working in the informal sector into the social security coverage.

TRIPOLI, July 23: As tensions over the migration policy inside the EU continue to escalate, the bloc has been attempting to stay afloat by literally shipping the problem abroad. However, its plan to establish migrant processing centers in the North African countries has run into a brick wall, which Europeans built themselves with their invasion of Libya back in 2011.

ASSAMAKA, Niger, June 25:  From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world’s most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun.

EUROPE, June 20: Valencia’s regional government has ordered students to vacate their dorms at a student accommodation facility in the port city of Alicante to provide space for some of the migrants from the Aquarius to be temporarily housed, local media reported on June 18.

GENEVA, June 7: At least 46 migrants died and 16 others went missing as a boat capsized off the Yemeni coast in the Gulf of Aden, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) said in a statement on Wednesday.

TUNIS, June 4: At least 48 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, officials said on Sunday, one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years.

KATHMANDU, Mar 22:  The Supreme Court of Nepal on Wednesday issued a directive order in the name of Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) and other ministries concerned including Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Election Commission regarding the External Voting Rights of Nepali Migrant Workers.

GENEVA (AP), Feb 2:  About 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early Friday, the U.N.’s migration agency said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, is visiting Nepal from January 29 to February 5 to assess the recruitment practices and return and reintegration programs for Nepalis working abroad.

Rally marks International Migrants Day

December 18, 2017 12:05 pm

Kathmandu, Dec 18: The Ministry of Labour and Employment organised a rally here this morning to mark the International Migrants Day.

Infographics: Migrants in Germany

September 26, 2017 00:00 am

Population of Germany and migration status

According to new research from Gallup, many countries on the frontlines of Europe’s migration crisis are among the least-accepting countries worldwide for migrants.

KATHMANDU, August 22: Some 88 per cent of migrant workers in Nepal have said that they preferred to use formal channels, mainly money transfer services or bank transfers, to remit money.

DAKAR, Senegal, June 27: The International Organization for Migration says 51 migrants are presumed dead in the Sahara Desert in Niger after smugglers abandoned them during their journey north to Libya.

ROME, April 17:  Police in Greece have arrested three Pakistani nationals for holding hostage 16 migrants including a Nepali national without authorization to be in the country and demanding money for their release.

BAGLUNG, April 15: The local residents of Kathekhola Rural Municipality-5 and 6 going for overseas jobs have founded a revolving fund of Rs 10 million.

MYAGDI , Jan 25: A section of the Nepali diaspora in Hong Kong has extended support to an eight – year – old girl suffering from a hole in her heart.

MYAGDI, Dec 12: Myagdi Oversees Nepali Association (MONA-Korea) has extended financial support for the treatment a 33 – year – old youth suffering from kidney ailment.

At least 239 migrants have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, the United Nations said on Thursday.