6/22/2021

South Asia’s migrants share problems, share solutions | Nepali Times

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This struck a chord with those who work on common regional issues — one being
international labour migration, which is a key feature of all these four South Asian
economies.
Much of the characteristics of migration that we often discuss in Nepal’s context also apply
to other sending countries in the Subcontinent.
The majority of migrants are predominantly male, headed to the Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) countries on temporary employment contracts. Pre-pandemic, for example, annual
outflows were highest among Bangladeshis (700,000) and Pakistanis (625,000). (See below).

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