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National Consultation on Rescue Mechanism Concludes

17 Dec, 2018, Kathmandu: At the pretext of increasing grievances of migrant workers and complications in rapid rescue mechanism both within and destination countries, in collaboration with National Network for Safe Migration (NNSM), Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC) organized a national consultation meeting on 17 Dec, 2018 in Union House, Anamnagar, Kathmandu to discuss challenge associated with rescue mechanism with its possible solution. In the program, the rescue efforts and problems observed in last 5 years was presented by PNCC; and it was followed with other presentations that highlighted the pertinent issues such as problems faced by migrants in general, complication in rescue process, factors affecting rapid rescue of victims, legal provision and Govt. initiatives and possible solutions on rescue mechanism.

Following the presentations, the representatives from MOLE, DoFE, FEPB, CSOs, trade unions, migration experts, NNSM members & Media (altogether 35 participants) during open discussion, shared their experience and opinions to addressing the issues in rescue mechanism. The recommendations expressed by the participants are expected to be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Employment & Social Security during delegation visit to be scheduled in subsequent months. In short, the program was fruitful in many aspects in terms of bringing the problematic issues of rescue mechanism into light and collect policy recommendations for improving rescue and compensation mechanism for needful actions from potential actors especially MoLE & Govt. stakeholders.

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