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Addressing the needs of Nepalese migrant workers in Nepal and in Delhi, India


Thieme, S; Bhattrai, R; Gurung, G; Kollmair, M; Manandhar, S; Müller-Böker, U (2005). Addressing the needs of Nepalese migrant workers in Nepal and in Delhi, India. Mountain Research and Development, 25(2):109-114.

Abstract

International labor migration is an increasingly important livelihood strategy in Nepal. There is little documentation of the movements of migrant workers or of their remittances. It is estimated that Nepalese migrants send remittances equivalent to about one quarter of Nepal’s gross national product. Migrants and their families lack information about safe migration procedures, host countries, their rights as migrants, and awareness about HIV/AIDS. The present article examines two projects that address these migrants’ needs in their home country and in one destination. The first project is a Nepal-wide radio program based in Kathmandu that provides information on migration issues. The second is a community outreach project based in Delhi, India, focusing on education of migrants.

International labor migration is an increasingly important livelihood strategy in Nepal. There is little documentation of the movements of migrant workers or of their remittances. It is estimated that Nepalese migrants send remittances equivalent to about one quarter of Nepal’s gross national product. Migrants and their families lack information about safe migration procedures, host countries, their rights as migrants, and awareness about HIV/AIDS. The present article examines two projects that address these migrants’ needs in their home country and in one destination. The first project is a Nepal-wide radio program based in Kathmandu that provides information on migration issues. The second is a community outreach project based in Delhi, India, focusing on education of migrants.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:14 Jul 2008 14:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:23
Publisher:University of California Press / International Mountain Society
ISSN:0276-4741
Additional Information:Published as Mountain Research and Development 2005, 25(2):109-114. © 2005 by [the Regents of the University of California/International Mountain Society]. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the International Mountain Society for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [Caliber (http://caliber.ucpress.net/)] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com
Publisher DOI:10.1659/0276-4741(2005)025[0109:ATNONM]2.0.CO;2
Official URL:http://www.mrd-journal.org/abstracts.asp?Issue_ID=43#770
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2628

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