Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Story of Nepali migrants in the Middle East

Political instability in Nepal, too many unemployed youths, few opportunities for unskilled and low skilled labors, and the government’s apathy toward this group of population are forcing youths to do anything to go abroad for jobs. There risks of being swindled by agents and being deported are there, but they take a gamble. Eventually, some of them land in worse condition than they were in Nepal. The remittance inflows is keeping the economy afloat, but how long can this last, especially amidst the political turmoil in the Middle East?