LALITPUR, April 18: A group of 47 people who were stranded in Lubhu, Lalitpur have been sent to their villages on Saturday afternoon with the help of local authorities.

LALITPUR, April 18: A group of 47 people have been stranded in Lubhu, Lalitpur as they were trying to return homes to Sindhuli by foot from the Valley on the 26th day of the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

ISTANBUL, Feb 28: Hundreds of migrants walked through northwest Turkey toward its borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday, Turkish media reported, after a senior official said Ankara will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe.

Migrants’ health

December 18, 2019 08:18 am

More people are on the move now than ever before. They migrate for several reasons related to work, family and study. According to International Organization for Migration, there were around 272 million international migrants in the world in 2019, which equates to 3.5 percent of the global population.

December 18 is marked as International Migrants Day every year. Although both domestic and international migrations have been taking place for ages, they have started drawing increasing attention in the world in recent years. As this is mixed with elements of unforeseeability, emergency and complexity and a number of challenges and difficulties, there is growing recognition among all stakeholders that all cross-border migration require enhance cooperation and collective action among countries and the region.

December 18 is marked as International Migrants Day every year. Although both domestic and international migrations have been taking place for ages, they have started drawing increasing attention in the world in recent years. As this is mixed with elements of unforeseeability, emergency and complexity and a number of challenges and difficulties, there is growing recognition among all stakeholders that all cross-border migration require enhance cooperation and collective action among countries and the region.

NUWAKOT, Dec 17: The family of Bir Bahadur Tamang of Nagigadhi village of Likhu Rural Municipality – 3 is about to migrate to Aldanda, a few kilometers away from their original settlement owing to water woes. "Leaving the ancestral home is not a very good idea but there is no other way," laments Tamang.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The European Union in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is launching a project on Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development (MMICD) this week. This initiative is part of a follow-up of the previous assessment that found there was a need for improved coherence between migration, sustainable development, education and rural development.

BRUSSELS, Nov 29 : Almost half of all Europeans fear climate change more than losing a job or of a terrorist attack, a study by the European Investment Bank (EIB) showed on Thursday as EU lawmakers declared a “climate emergency”.

LONDON,  Aug 22: Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016’s Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday.

Migration from facts

July 31, 2019 01:30 am

Importance of work-related outmigration and remittances for Nepali economy warrants setting up a credible, frequently updated database on the stock of migrants by destination

Developing migration diplomacy

July 30, 2019 01:00 am

Nepal should develop a migration diplomacy to safeguard rights and welfare of migrant workers, while maintaining long-term economic interests in the Gulf countries and beyond

MEXICO CITY, July 28: Mexico’s government said on Saturday it would help Honduras create 20,000 jobs this year and support its coffee farmers as the two countries seek to curb migration to the United States that has created tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump.

MEXICO CITY, July 21: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday

Costs of migration

June 30, 2019 01:30 am

For our temptation for career and financial gain abroad, are we not ruining the quality of life of our parents?

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NEW YORK, June 18: India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country in the next eight years, a recently-released report of the United Nations said.

NEW YORK, June 15: The International Organization for Migration (IOM)—together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and the 2019 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Chairmanship—is hosting a high-level meeting at the UN Headquarters on Sunday.

‘Dukhhas’ of Nepali migration

April 10, 2019 01:00 am

For Janak Raj Sapkota, notion of dukhha is engrained in entire mobility process and migrants are in a Catch-22 situation as they can neither return to their village nor live in their new set-up

Promoting family forestry

April 7, 2019 01:25 am

Family forests have played a lead role in economic transformation of Nepali farmers for decades. But slowly, this is getting replaced by various other forms of income generation and livelihood options. Majority of Nepali youths are in foreign land and others have migrated to city areas in search of opportunities and services.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Authorities and experts on migration and gender have stressed on the need of evidence-based gender-responsive policies to tackle the problems of unsafe migration and reintegration of migrant women.

Wellbeing first

December 5, 2018 01:30 am

The forthcoming UN conference must ensure the wellbeing of migrant workers even if they move from one country to another

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Remittance inflow to the country has grown by a record 37.3 percent to Rs 242.17 billion in the first three months of current Fiscal Year 2018/19 despite significant decline in the rate of Nepali workers migrating abroad.

Broken bonds and migration

October 24, 2018 01:30 am

How delightful it would be when people do not have to seek recourse to divorce and children do not have to suffer from family separation due to migration?

AANGNA, Oct 10:  Ravi Ale has worked the family’s two hectares of land in eastern Nepal since he was old enough to help his father. But after a lean harvest this year, and with his cash running out, he will leave next month to look for work in India, along with five of his friends in the village.

CARACAS, Sept 4: Venezuela’s government said on Monday migratory patterns out of the OPEC nation are “normal” and that the situation was being exaggerated to justify an intervention by foreign powers.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Speaking at a South Asian Regional Seminar organized jointly by St Xavier’s College, Kathmandu, and Indian Social Institute, Bangalore, in Kathmandu on Wednesday, Bhattarai said that involuntary or distress migration should be curbed.

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.

Reversing migration

July 21, 2018 00:23 am

Kathmandu is now overcrowded by migrants from across the country and the trend is in rapid rise. However, there was a time when people from the capital used to migrate to outside, many to remote areas of the country for various reasons.

Resolving migration crisis

July 10, 2018 00:30 am

African Union and EU must address the challenges raised by migration together, in particular the need to crack down on criminal gangs that ruthlessly exploit vulnerable people

The birds you see in your garden are not always the same. They may have traveled thousands of kilometers before they came in your garden.

ACHHAM, Mar 12: Migration from villages and towns of Achham for the last few decades has left many of the settlements deserted. Even palaces, which were considered posh back then, now are in ruins.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Rather than solely due to the lack of job opportunities in the home country, the existing social trend of migration has significantly encouraged more Nepalis to opt for foreign employment, a recent perception survey has revealed.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Rather than solely due to the lack of job opportunities in the home country, the existing social trend of migration has significantly encouraged more Nepalis to opt for foreign employment, a recent perception survey has revealed.

Global compact on migration

January 13, 2018 00:25 am

We must aim for a world in which we can celebrate migration’s contributions to prosperity, development and international unity

Managing migration

January 2, 2018 01:00 am

Taking advantage of open border, India pushed Bhutanese Nepalis into Nepal, which was itself in dire need of international support to promote democracy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21 : Hundreds of thousands of women migrant workers in the Middle East have signed employment contracts that they do not understand or do not adequately protect them against discrimination and abuse, according to a recent study carried out by UN Women and the International Organization for Migration with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

MAJOR CHALLENGE TO SAFE LABOR MIGRATION

December 21, 2017 07:46 am

The news these days always has cases or incidents of death, migrant workers’ plight, and of their family members being left in the lurch. Despite of the repeated occurrence of these incidents, the number of aspiring migrant workers is increasing every year.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Hundreds of Nepalis migrate on a daily basis, looking for opportunities abroad particularly in the Middle-East, South East Asia and India.

KATHMANDU: A Seminar on ‘Long Distance Migration and Environmental Changes in Nepal’ began on Friday at Hotel Yellow Pagoda, Jamal. The workshop was hosted by German Nepal Academic Association (NEGAAS), a non-profit organization established by the Nepali academicians trained in Germany, and financially supported by the Germany Academic Association (DAAD).

Managing migration

June 21, 2017 00:25 am

Nepali workers receive lower pay for work of equal value in comparison to workers from other countries

BEIJING, Jan 13; Hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers were packing airports, train and bus stations Friday as they headed home for Lunar New Year celebrations.

Stakeholders stress on safer migration

December 3, 2016 08:32 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: European Union Delegation to Nepal with the support of DAI Europe and Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) on Friday organized a regional seminar entitled "Making Labour Migration Easy and Safe in South Asia" in Kathmandu to discuss over how to overcome growing challenges faced by migrant workers in South Asian countries.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The 2nd National Migration Conference has kicked off in the capital city on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Nepali migrant workers heading to South Korea totaled nearly 6,626 in the first eight months of this year, with most of them selected to work in the agricultural and industrial sectors, according to data maintained by EPS Korea Section under the Department of Foreign Employment.