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UN: Nepal Must Punish Recruiters Who Exploit Migrant Workers

Nepal must punish recruitment agencies that charge migrant workers illegally high fees to find jobs abroad, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation, the United Nations said on Monday. Remittances sent home by about 4 million Nepalis, mainly working in construction or as domestic servants in the Middle East, Malaysia and South Korea, make up nearly 30 percent of the Himalayan nation's gross domestic product, state officials say. Rights groups such as Amnesty International say poor...

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