Nearly 5,000 Nepali Workers Apply to Return Home on Government Support

Source: The Kathmandu Post

Nearly 5,000 Nepali migrant workers have reached out to foreign missions in major labor destination countries to return home on state expenses after the government came up with a plan to repatriate stranded citizens using money from the Migrant Workers’ Welfare Fund.

Last month, the government came up with its repatriation guidelines to provide financial support to stranded Nepali workers abroad. As per the directive, workers who have not received air tickets to return home and other expenses from their host country, employer, or recruiting agency shall be entitled to receive financial support from the government.

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