At least 500,000 migrant workers want to return home at the earliest, says report
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Nepal, May 21 -- As the country's labour migration sector grapples with its biggest crisis ever,
nearly 500,000 t0 600,000 Nepali migrant workers are likely to return home in the near future, a report shows.
The global Covid-19 pandemic has taken away Nepali migrant workers' jobs in the Persian Gulf and Malaysia-Nepal's top labour destination countries-making them live penniless and forcing them to wait for the government to take them home.
"Nearly 20 to 25 percent of the estimated 3 million Nepali workers abroad are likely to return home," said Sujit Kumar Shreshta, general secretary of the Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (NAFEA), a grouping of agencies outsourcing workers abroad that commissioned the report.
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