Nepal: False promises: Exploitation and forced labour of Nepalese migrant workers

Nepal: False promises: Exploitation and forced labour of Nepalese migrant workers

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Index Number: ASA 31/007/2011
Date Published: 13 December 2011
Categories: Nepal

At least 25,000 people leave Nepal every month to look for work abroad and to escape poverty and unemployment back home. This report reveals how recruitment agencies and brokers, many of whom earn huge profits, are complicit in trafficking Nepalese migrant workers. Many recruiters deceive migrants on fundamental aspects of their contracts, including salary and type of job. Effective regulation of their practices is just a first step towards ensuring that Nepalese citizens can work abroad free from the risk of forced labour.


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