UN: Number of Nepalis emigrating for labour between 2010 and 2020 is 2nd highest after Bangladeshis

Kathmandu, June 18

The United Nations says Nepal will be one among 10 countries that are experiencing a net outflow of more than 1 million migrants between 2010 and 2020.

In its World Population Prospects 2019 released recently, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs estimates that 1.8 million migrants will leave Nepal in the span of 10 years, primarily for work abroad. Nepal is second on the list, behind its South Asian neighbour Bangladesh, fromĀ  where 4.2 million people are expected to leave. The Phillipines follows the list with the estimate of 1.2 million.

Meanwhile, for some other countries put on the list of 10 countries with a net outflow of 1 million plus, the cause is not labour, but other humanitarian crises, according to the global agency.

Such countries include Syria (estimated outflow: 7.5 million), venezuela (3.7 million) and Myanmar (1.3 million).

Insecurity, crisis and conflict have driven the net outflow of migrants there over the decade, according to the document.

Published on June 18th, Tuesday, 2019 11:40 AM

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