1,242 Nepalis died during foreign employment last year


Approximately 1,242 Nepalese died while working abroad in the year, according to data from the Foreign Employment Board. According to the board, were 1,213 men and 29 women among those who died.

According to the board’s Executive Director, Rajan Shrestha, some of these victims were cremated or buried abroad with the approval of their families to transportation difficulties caused the Covid-19 outbreak, which was widespread at the time. In those instances, the authorities just took the bones of the bodies to our country for specific cultural rites.

According to the board’s records, 427 Nepalis died overseas as a result of various ailments. were 256 fatalities that did not appear to be natural.

Similarly, 140 people committed suicide as a result of traumatic situations such as family disagreements, employment pressure and harassment, economic exploitation, and the obligation to repay loans. Another 119 people perished as a result of vehicle accidents while on the job.

Some Nepalis died as a result of cardiac arrest, industrial dangers, and workplace injuries. Two more people were murdered, and the of the deaths of the remaining five have not yet been determined.

The following countries had the highest number of reported deaths of migrant workers in the past year:

  • Saudi Arabia: 362
  • Malaysia: 280
  • Qatar: 239
  • UAE: 208
  • Kuwait: 55
  • Bahrain: 31
  • South Korea: 13

The highest numbers of the deceased belonged to these districts of Nepal:

  • Morang: 58
  • Siraha: 57
  • Mahottari: 55
  • Jhapa: 53
  • Syangja: 46
  • Sunsari: 44
  • Saptari: 44
  • Nawalparasi: 40
  • Sarlahi: 37
  • Chitwan: 36
  • Dang: 33
  • Kaski: 31
  • Each of 77 districts have at least case.
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