MIGRATION & SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19: ASSESSMENT OF RETURN COMMUNITIES IN NEPAL
This study – Migration and the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19: Assessment of Return Communities in Nepal – is an endeavour to reflect the return migrant population in the relevant COVID-19 response and recovery plans in Nepal. This assessment was undertaken in the framework of the IOM Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development (MMICD) Project, funded by the European Union. The report addresses protection issues, vulnerabilities and the needs of return migrants and their communities, and the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic recovery in Nepal.
The report provides a brief situation analysis (Chapter 2), outlining Nepal’s current migration profile and the socio-economic impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic on return migrants and their communities. Following primary and secondary data analysis, the report presents the major findings from the household surveys and stakeholder interviews adhering to the five pillars of UNSERF (Chapter 3). The conclusion of the assessment (Chapter 4) provides key recommendations to guide the development stakeholders and Government to integrate migration into the socio-economic response and recovery in Nepal (Chapter 5).
To humanize the findings of this report we captured stories of return migrants, their families and communities which can be read here.