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Sri Lankan Refugees Blame Bureaucracy for Unemployment

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human MigrationJobsMigration

Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, many people who fled to India are now coming back. Despite completing their education abroad, jobs, especially government jobs, are out of reach.

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Paying Homage from Afar – Female Kashmiri Artists Take Their Talents Elsewhere

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.

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Workers in Nepal Are Leaving. Can Government Loans Make Them Stay?

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human MigrationJobsMoney

Between 2008 and 2017, more than a tenth of Nepal’s population left the country, looking for jobs that are scarce at home. The government is trying to bring workers back, but their efforts to support entrepreneurs and new businesses aren’t going as well as planned.

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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman MigrationJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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Young Men Move South, Away from Escalating Violence in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Region: India

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Many young men from Indian-administered Kashmir have moved south to the Indian capital of New Delhi, searching for opportunities that are hard to find at home. Even with tensions escalating after a bombing that killed 40 Indian security personnel, going back isn’t the easiest option.

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After a Fatal Bombing, Kashmiris in New Delhi Blamed, Threatened

Region: India

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Threats to their safety aren’t new for people from Indian-administered Kashmir who live in other parts of India. But many now fear heightened backlash in the wake of the Feb. 14 attack on Indian armed forces.

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With Water Gone From Ancestral Land, Families Split Lives Between Two Villages

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human MigrationWater

When water sources dried up for the village of Samzong, a village in Nepal’s rural Upper Mustang region, residents built 18 new homes in a new village, Namashung. But there’s no road between the two places, so cattle and valuable property remain in Samzong – and so do about half of the members of the village’s families.

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