Labor migrants dying abroad
May 13th, 2012
05:44 PM ET

Nepalese dying to work

Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) – Twenty-one-year-old Ramila Syangden weeps uncontrollably as she clutches her 10-month-old baby. She sits and watches as the pyre where her husband’s body will be cremated is set alight in the open Nepalese air.

Syangden never considered one of the potential consequences of her husband’s decision to work abroad. Now she can’t ignore it.

Hours before the Buddhist cremation ceremony she watched the coffin, with her husband’s body inside, arrive on a flight from Saudi Arabia where he had worked.

The paperwork says the 36-year old committed suicide there. Not a single person gathered for the cremation ceremony believes it.

“I don’t think so. He said he would go abroad, see the place, earn as much as he could for the children and come back. I think somebody killed him,“ his wife said.

She may never know exactly what happened to him. But the family says he had every reason to live. He was a retired police officer collecting a pension. He was healthy and he’d been working in Saudi Arabia for less than a month without any complaints.

“When my son went I thought that he would earn money for the family but his dead body came back instead,” his father, Sonam Singh Bomjang, said.

He can’t believe his son died this way, especially considering he survived being shot by Maoists while serving as a Nepali police officer.

 

The family's story is not at all unusual. Nepal is one of the poorest countries on earth. With little work available, an estimated 1,300 Nepalese citizens go abroad for work every single day. But every day some return in coffins.

“On an average per day, two to three coffins are coming back to Nepal mostly from the Gulf countries,” said sociologist Ganesh Gurung, a member of Nepal’s government task force for foreign labor reform.

The official reason for the deaths vary, but once the bodies make it to Nepal the cause of death is rarely if ever investigated further.

Gurung says Nepalese workers attracted by good money abroad often face awful problems. The most common complaint: workers do not get what they were promised. But the complaints can be far worse, particularly for women who work as maids in homes.

“They have experienced physical exploitation, sexual exploitation, and we have received many girls coming back with children from their employers,” Gurung said.

We met one such maid. Not even her own family knows the pain she has suffered. Kumari is seven months pregnant and said the baby inside her is a product of rape. The father, she says, is her former employer in Kuwait.

For a year-and-a-half Kumari said she was paid the equivalent of $144 a month but then the pay stopped and the beatings started.

“My landlord would beat me, they (he and his wife) both would beat me. My body would ache. I bore that beating for a long time but stayed,” she said in tears.

Then one day, she said, the beating came with something else; rape.

She said the landlord came home when the rest of the family was out, and called her into the bathroom while she was folding clothes in another room. When she refused he came to her.

“He beat me up. First he covered my mouth so I could not scream. After he did that (raped me) I asked for my passport. He wouldn’t give it to me,” she said her voice breaking.

So she fled to the Nepalese Embassy in Kuwait with no passport. She says she spent weeks in Nepalese custody and found herself with dozens of other Nepali women.

Some were pregnant like her, others had babies, and still others were one their own - but they all wanted to escape employment there.

The 35-year-old divorced mother of two now lives in a shelter in Nepal with other maids recovering from abuse abroad. When we asked what she planned to do with the baby on the way she said: “I wanted to get rid of this baby, (abort it), but they told me that was not possible because my life would be endangered.”

She was several months pregnant when she finally made it back to Nepal. “Now the baby is going to be born. I am not going to keep it,” she said.

For more than 10 years, Nepal banned women from traveling to Gulf countries for work after the suicide of a Nepalese maid who complained of abuse in Kuwait.

But the need to survive surpassed fear and women did it illegally. The government lifted the ban in 2010.

Now the lines for foreign work visas are as long as ever, even as the stories of despair keep coming home.

Human labor is Nepal’s largest export. The workers usually sign two or three-year contracts to work for employers abroad. The money Nepalese workers send back to their families from outside the country accounts for nearly 25% of Nepal’s gross domestic product.

It is big business in Nepal, officially second only to agriculture. And some labor experts argue remittances from abroad are actually the biggest contributor to the country’s economy because it is nearly impossible to tally all the cash that makes its way back into the country.

At a training facility in the capital, Masino Tamang is going abroad for the second time to find work even after he says he endured backbreaking work the first time.

He was promised a job as a driver, but when he arrived in Malaysia the job was making and lifting heavy furniture.

Still Tamang plans to try again. This time he is getting training and going through a professional agency.

“I am not going because I want to. People have money problems. If I stay home I will not be able to earn anything,” he said.

Some do make a relatively decent living but all say they work very hard. The government has now mandated any citizen going to work abroad must attend an orientation course.

Private companies such as SOS Manpower offer skills training and safety training to villagers who will be working on buildings on a scale they have never seen before. Many of the workers come from mountain villages where the only skyscraper is the Himalayan mountains.

But nothing can prepare these men for the searing desert heat in the countries where they will work. The heat has often been suspected in worker deaths.

For those using illegal means to get work abroad, the living conditions can be so horrid and unsanitary it makes workers sick.

Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai told CNN he is well aware of the many problems Nepal’s workers are facing abroad. He told us the government has been making changes to try to protect its workers.

“We have instructed our missions in those countries to take the issue seriously, but the main problem still is as long as we can’t provide jobs within our own country they are forced to migrate. They use illegal channels and when they go there illegally then they don’t have legal protection,” he said.

Bhattarai has a plan to bring more jobs to his country but concedes it could take years to see the fruits of that plan.

Far too late for the men and women who returned emotionally scarred, or even in a box, for simply trying to create a better life for themselves.


soundoff (328 Responses)
  1. DJ

    Nepal needs to focus on development of local economy. Sandwiched between China and India, Nepalese government never leaned towards any of these competing giants. However, they have managed to anger and frustrate both of them.
    It is high time that Nepalese government take some bold steps, side with at least economic policies of either China or India and speed up development.
    In the long run, that could be the ultimate solution to sufferings of Nepalese people

    May 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Newshound

      Not the first time we hear of torturous abuse or death in the Arab world.. Some dirty little secret that’s getting out.

      May 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
      • peter

        The Saudis are the head of the pig that is the whole Middle East

        May 14, 2012 at 11:03 am |
      • TheMovieFan

        Although I may agree with you, what does your reply have to do with DJ's posting?

        May 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
      • Dustie

        I agree. The mainstream media deliberately ignores the situation in the Middle East, sanitizes it! I was surprised to see that CNN was featuring this story, because it has seemed to me that CNN has focused its wrath on tiny Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East and the only place where people of all faiths can live safely and worship as they please. Hating Israel is the new anti-Semitism, while the terrible situations in most Arab countries are distorted by the media, called misleadingly an "Arab Spring" which is no more than uninformed, misled tribalism among the citizens of those countries and a rise of Islamists. In Lebanon, women young and old, are often sent home to their countries in a wooden box,dead from beatings and severe abuse at the hands of their Arab employers. Most of the mainstream media today has significant Arab ownership, so much of this information is suppressed. Glad to see that CNN is doing this article, and hope that it won't be the only one.

        May 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
      • vas

        It has happend so many time. Arab world just the worse place in the world. never have any peace. a lot of worker from Indonesia, philiphine etc..just die without justice in arab saudi...

        May 15, 2012 at 2:28 am |
      • Reply Dustie

        Mr. Dustie
        You may be right that there is no democracy in Arab world and bla bla bla... but how can you say this thing that Israel 'A HIGHLY DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY' is a heaven in the midst of Arabs... They took control of Palestinian lands through migtht. Evry day killing Palestine, then Labenese. Just go to Palestine and see how many hand-cut , leg-cut people, how many widows, how many non-father, non-parent children live there.
        Have you forgotten Flotilla incident when the people from the world gather to feed the handicapped Palestinaians and the Israel did not even allow to have them FOOD, basic necessity...
        Why dont you blame your own government. In Bangladesh, a common man, Mohammad Yousuf, generated so many self-employment . Is there no brave enough person in Nepal to do that...
        I highly protest what Nepalis are facing in ARAB... It is shamefull for ARABs to be violent to any innocent person... Nepalis are our Human brothers... But I am ashamed of what you thing about Israel...It is just washing and like drinking the blood and eating the Flesh of poor Palestinian people...

        May 27, 2012 at 1:40 am |
    • freddy

      Excellent point. I'm surprised that with the wealth of inexpensive labour there that international companies have not set up manufacturing plants. How is the government there?

      May 14, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
      • DJ

        Nepal used to be a monarchy. As expected, the Royals did little for the people and so called democratic government (a puppet under the king) was basically overthrown by communist guerrillas. No wonder, political upheaval and incompetence lead to poor governance and widespread poverty.

        May 14, 2012 at 3:04 am |
      • Reasonable1

        Such a stark contrast. Saudi Arabia is a monarchy - Saudi Arabia produced the worst terrorists in the world. 15 out of 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden was from Saudi Arabia. Nepal is a very peaceful country with friendly and nice people. No terrorists from Nepal ever - unlike the muslim middle eastern countries.

        May 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • wasso

      Nepalis Gurkhas need to enlist with Argentine forces instead of Brit in the next Las Malvinas war for better opportunities in Argentina.

      May 14, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply
      • jonp

        Better opportunities in Argentina? You can't be serious. Get back to reality, son.

        May 14, 2012 at 11:54 am |
      • better opportunities in Argentina.

        hahhahahahhahahahahaha

        you do stand up?

        May 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • TheMendicantBias

        dafuq?

        May 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • me me me

      does anybody really care? nope, which is why nothing is happening. keep on dreaming. if they don't care about their own citizens then nobody else will either.

      May 14, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
      • ktm

        thats kinda ignorant to say. humans are humans. u gotta feel for others. dont think like an idiot

        May 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • GT

        This is real pathetic , look at the current situation. That's right! no one seems to even care about anything. Do Nepalese really like to go work abroad in that hot, and such deserted place?, but either one does have a choice? I believe 'NO'. And the political leaders and Human Rights seems to be living in absence.

        May 17, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • jqent

      More proof, if any in needed, that the slaveholding mentality is still alive and thriving, particularly in cultures where religion separates humanity into "Us" and "all others."

      May 14, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
      • immoralmiddleeast

        well said!

        May 15, 2012 at 12:04 am |
    • Deployed Decoy

      Obama signed the annual waiver to the federal law condoning slavery last Sept. The US State Dept annual TIP (slave status) report for 2012 is past due. My money in on Kuwait and Saudi will once again be a Tier-3 violater. Meaning it is against US federal law for any American to put Saudi oil (gas) in the car, sell these Arabs clean water or so much as do anything for them except emergency humanitarn aid (if asked for help). Pull us out of the ME. Stop selling Saudi better fighter aircraft the US has in the ME.Heck Kuwaits Arab Spring last 3 hours in 2011 before they crushed it using US weapons we sold them for blood oil.

      May 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • Chandan Kumar Shah

      'm nepali, a student studying in grade 10.i know the fact that Nepal is between china and India, and they are way too developed than nepal, but the fact is that india and china has never helped nepal in any aspects. just to show people or other country they do something but in reality both of them are jewels with nepal..the best example i can give u the best example, if India have eve loved Nepal then why since 12 years no any head of state or head of government visited Nepal?? in the border of nepal or u can call it in nepal indian army are residing and they have camp in Nepalese territory..why is that so? i know nepalese government is not much efficient to look after these so they are taking benifit of these things. KALAPANI is one of the best place of nepal in which the natural beauti is intolerable, but in that place indian army have army camp and they dont allow any Nepalese to enter that place , any our government cant do anything.. i dont know the fact why do all new prime ministers after sworn they initially visit to India. we Nepalese have no idea at all. we think that the Nepalese government is run by Indians.actually India is not allowed to built dam in th river flowing from one country to another to some length, but India has build a huge dam just in the boundary of Nepal, by which u know that nepal has fast flowing rivers, they jst come back to Nepal making huge losses. and talking about china, i have not heard much things about it, just the thing that china sends duplicate products to Nepal and original to international countries. nearly all the dulicate products found in Nepal are duplicate taking with electronic items to clothing stuffs...nepal has no any access to any sea or ocean, so it is given right use the nearest port, but india dont allow nepal to export or import good from the sea route.. but nepal have never commented about these aspects in international field, as these things are strictly prohibited by international law....

      May 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
      • Thapa

        Good analysis ! Just feel like adding some lines with the flow....also think Nepal government has to strongly look after Sugauli Treaty if possible ..according to the terms Nepal should be back to original maps by now or after 1950. Until the Sugauli Sandhi (treaty) was signed, the territory of Nepal also included Darjeeling, and Tista to the east, Nainital to the south-west and Kumaun, Garwal and Bashahar to the west. However, today these areas are still parts of India instead of Nepal. Not only that.. the result is that even today there are accusations of encroachment and disputes at 54 places of the Nepal-India borderline. The prominent areas have been identified as Kalapani- Limpiyadhura, Susta, Mechi area, Tanakpur, Sandakpur, Pashupatinagar, Hile Thori etc. Nepal's 1/3 rd land is still with India. Hong Kong is back to China according treaty terms with Britain. Why Nepal's part is still with India ? Indians stole Nepal's land talking advantage of the powerless situation. I think Nepal would be in the military conflict/war with India if we are in a place of Pakistan, China or USA today without a doubt. if Nepal will get all that 1/3 land back according to actual treaty terms signed with British India during 1815 & 1816, Nepal's border is going all the way to Bangladesh and/or close to a sea in a situation where Nepal do not have to depend with India anymore for import/export at all if don't wist to do so...also don't have to be their political victim like always. Nepal would be in a very different situation in terms of national & International economic model with better economically prosperous country at the same geographic location. Nepal may not be in a current political crisis & economic challenges. My understanding is very simple... root cause for part of these current problems is directly or indirectly is always India – ' It is very clear & simple' ..Every Nepalis knows that. No more comment !

        .

        May 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
      • Chandan Kumar Shah

        well said....love that....don wory whenever i will be young , i will be the leader and do sth abt these disputes....Don worry....slowly and gradually every nepalese are gong against india and some day we may be successful regaining those land.....we students an dchildrens are the pillars of this nation ....so we will certainly do sth extraordinary.....jst every nepalese should support us and...thats alll....IF THERE IS A WILL THEN THERE IS A WAY....

        May 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
      • Pujan

        rightly said: the current situation of nepal whether political, economic or even demographic is directly or indirectly due to arrogant INDIA.....

        May 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
      • Indian

        Nepal is like another state of India. Indian Army protect Nepal from Chinese Invasion. Nepalese students are studying in Indian Engineering & Medical colleges. So many Nepali's are working in India to support there livelihood. Nepal should be having a close relationship with democratic India rather than autocratic china or extremist Pakistan.
        Be happy in whatever land you are living & be friendly with INDIA. In the quest of regaining land with India, you might became an extinct nation. Chief Minister of Bihar has recently visited Nepal & you must feel great about it, Indian PM has more important things to do.

        December 14, 2012 at 7:04 am |
    • VALENTINO

      NEPAL = CHOLERA

      May 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply
      • Prakash Moktan

        Good CNN did write this article which is little democratic from humanitarian ground but rest of the western media still lags behind to do more for the social injustice and inequality that takes place all over the world today in 21st century ! PKM

        June 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  2. brown

    This is the nature of the filthy human infestation of Earth.

    May 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
    • Newshound

      There is no human infestation.... Ok maybe possibly the people commiting these crimes..
      Where is the human dignity here.

      May 13, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply
    • AusieSceptic1

      you don't feel human, brown-?

      May 14, 2012 at 6:28 am | Reply
    • warusawa

      Are you non human? May be from GOD clan??

      May 14, 2012 at 7:59 am | Reply
  3. Johnny on the spot

    Since China took all the cheap labor jobs, people are reduced to working for rich oil states as servants. It's a shame.

    May 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • avoiceinmyhead

      Your view is outdated by about 10 years.

      May 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
    • Dion Green

      well thats not really the issue. the government in Nepal has been extremely incompetent for decades. it refuses to work with its neighbors, much less allow its people to flourish and work. for year nepal has refused to allow foreign nations to set up a working relationship the benefits its GDP and continues to allow its government to abuse the use of its income. its really sad.

      May 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Reply
    • whatever

      China didn't "take" anything from anyone. They made an offer and there were takers. If anyone has a problem with that, from toys, dvds and to dry wall and clothes -they can simply refuse to purchase from them.

      May 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
      • People

        China HAS taken the joy of living from its own people. If they had a choice, do you think people would choose Foxconn?

        May 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  4. sinbad

    You don't think that it might have something to do with the fact that Nepal is the home of the Ghurka, the most feared fighters on the planet. They get sent in when other special forces can't cut it. After their service in the British army they are in very high demand by private contractors.

    May 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
    • Derick

      "the most feared fighters on the planet.." That's totally off the mark. If you know anything about the indian region under colonial rule, you'll know that the Nepalis were enlisted mainly for their loyalty. They are not elite commandos or warriors. That's a mistaken view because of the gurkhas. Not trying to put down Nepali's, just correcting the incorrect view
      All the Nepalis i've known are some of the nicest people i've known. What's happening to them is a tragedy.

      May 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Reply
      • Baburaja

        ^ this

        As a relative of Gurkha, I have always wondered what attracted Brits to recruiting us. The answer my uncle gave me was loyalty and 'hot temper' – no second thought of life. If that's what you think makes you brave, its your opinion. We don't give a banana anyway, since the pay's high (compared to Nepal's economic climate) and we get pension – standard.

        May 14, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  5. Marco Hsiao

    Exaggerated report.

    But the US military violence kills more than 100,000 innocent Iraqi civilians that are absolutely true; shame and immorality.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
    • freddy

      Where is your proof?

      May 14, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply
      • Vik

        Its actually listed as accidental civilian deaths, mostly occured in the initial bombings, our soldiers usually don't harm civilians but once in a while, civilians become cross fire causualties.

        May 14, 2012 at 10:39 am |
      • Ugomegwass

        yes ofcourse he has gotten no proof. I wish that oneday US will learn not to lender anymore help to any Muslem country especially middle east! look whatever you do for a muslem, as long as you re not one...you re still his enemy. Their brutality to other people and their own people knows no boundry ranging from plucking out thier victims eyes with a pen knive to beheading their enemy. I wish i can advice USA.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:48 am |
    • peter

      Yes and lets kill millions more and blow Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and Iran and Syria and Pakistan off the MAP! NOW

      May 14, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • been there

      Coordinated terrorist bombings and executions/muder for conspiring with the 'occupiers' in Iraq account for many of those deaths.

      May 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
    • DeeNYC

      If "innocent" iraqi's stop aiding and abetting al quaeda maybe they won't be on the wrong side of a drone.

      May 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
    • E

      Marco, you talk like a spoiled child. This man from Nepal did not die in a war between US and Iraq. This man went to work and came back dead. How do you get the US army involved in this story. Stay on the topic.

      May 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Reply
    • Bob

      A big fat lie. Thank God for the military over in Iraq and Afghanistan doing incredibly great work.

      May 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply
      • wonder

        I wonder if you'd say the same if you lived in iraq or Afghanistan. Learn to have some empathy for your fellow human regardless of race, religion or background! People need to think upstream here, i.e. finding a way to make the economy in Nepal more conducive so Nepalese won't have to leave their country to another country just so that they can have a better life.

        May 15, 2012 at 12:14 am |
  6. Rudolph.A.Furtado

    Had visited Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan in Nepal as a tourist in 2011.Was astounded by the natural beauty of this country, especially Pokhara which was identical to Switzerland.The local people seemed happy despite the poverty and wealth is a subject of comparison and hence not a definition of human happiness.Citizens of First World country's might find the living standards of Third world Country's very backward economically and yet be surprised at the contended life-style of some third world country's, most prominently, Nepal.Most manual labourours from Third World and developing economies are exploited when seeking jobs in foreign country's, some even deprived off wages or given back-dated payments after months of service.Suicide rate amongst foreign workers in Gulf Country's is a common problem which also includes nationals from Indian, Pakistani, Baangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply
    • Amozi

      Well said!!!

      May 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • Acharya............

      Hartley Thanks Furtado, who has shared his openion visit of Nepal, most Pokhara ......yes is really beautifyl place smile and happy people Thanks Sara who spray the real news from Nepal
      And country of Aribian and Middle east is no human being they do not respect the people they dont know dignitatem...

      May 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Reply
    • Sujnep

      Very true. Thank you for sharing your view. Nepalese people are suffering this middle east foreign exploitation because of thenepalese political situation and politicians greed. Even inside nepal, lack of law makes people go through lots of turmoil. Things are getting worse and we will find more of these tragic news. Since Arab laws are totally different only way to stop this is to not send people there to work.

      May 15, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
  7. harry delta

    Spent many years in the Gulf. Western backing of these corrupt royalties makes me sick. US and Britain are very double faced when it comes to human rights, Start putting pressure on Saudi, Kuwait and Emirates to stop these abuses. Very sad to see these people being treated like wild creatures. Wild creatures are treated better in these countries, these countries obtained the oil bonanza before most of the locals learned humanity. This has nothing to do with religion, also met many decent Gulf people who wouldn't dream of doing anything like human rights abuses.

    May 14, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply
    • rohan

      Now you are blaming the west for this crap!!! LOL..Jeez.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
      • justsayin

        the western nations have been the biggest importers of oil for decades. our money provides these jerks with the means to live the lifestyles they choose to lead and their pride coupled with the means with which to do it is what leads to these abuses. The western world can only cut out the money, however we refuse to "degrade" our lifestyle by reducing our dependence on foreign oil enough to have any impact...Are we to blame?

        May 15, 2012 at 7:50 am |
      • justsayin

        where the hell is walmart? oh yeah, the nepalese people are poor...it might cost them too much money to invest there?

        May 15, 2012 at 7:57 am |
  8. dp

    the exploitation and torture of south asian workers in gulf nations is nothing new. I am a Sri Lankan and the horror stories we hear on a daily basis from workers who manage to get out rightly belong in steven king novels. Within the last year, several cases of housemaids with nails inserted into their skin emerged. Their employers alleged that the workers did it to themselves (of course they did). "Suicides" are almost a daily occurrence. Its time affected nations take a united stand of not sending workers to these countries and those self appointed human rights watchdogs started taking a more vocal and assertive stand against these kinds of atrocities. However money rules and so long as poverty levels remain as high as they are in countries such as Sri Lanka and Nepal, people will find ways, even at the risk of life and limb, to get these sort of 'slave labour' jobs in the middle east. Its absolutely sickening.

    May 14, 2012 at 1:15 am | Reply
  9. gulshanpawar

    Nepal needs to focus on development of local economy. Sandwiched between China and India, Nepalese government never leaned towards any of these competing giants. However, they have managed to anger and frustrate both of them.
    It is high time that Nepalese government take some bold steps, side with at least economic policies of either China or India and speed up development.
    In the long run, that could be the ultimate solution to sufferings of Nepalese people

    May 14, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply
  10. jan

    it not unusual for people working in the middle east..especially when people go to work there come from a third world country and wen the also work ther as a maid or a dirver or those non-professional work force...that is also very common news here in the philippines...i feel bad for those people...i blame the government for what happened to them...i could not imagine why those people treat those hard working migrant workers like low life animals...those people are migrating only to find job and hoping to uplift their family's poor situation...i consider those people treating migrant workers inhumane hard treatment as "barbaric individuals" uneducated...those people dont have a religion...

    May 14, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
  11. Joon

    I, like most of my fellow Nepalis dont believe that the government will not do anything for these people and what is happening will continue to happen if we leave it to the govt.
    Prime Minister Bhattarai says the problem will only be solved by creating jobs in our own country. I'd like to ask you HOW? Theres a war for power going on the past decade and any political party will call a strike as they please. How will you create jobs in a country that has strikes 3-4 times a month, 16 hour power cuts, poor roads, airport and is land locked..someone asked about FDI, so here's why intl companies dont wanna invest in Nepal. would i invest in Nepal if i were an MNC? NO!
    Someone asked about the govt here? we are still trying to form a stable govt, nobody stays in power long enuff to make a difference.. even if they do, corruption is deep rooted. I dont say they're all corrupt, but the system eats up most of the tax revenue, hence the poor infrastructure.
    So how can this issue of migration for work be tackled???
    in the short run – Int'l organizations need to cooperate with the govt to train and educate people who are going abroad to work. I met this man at the airport who asked me to fill up his immigration form. He could not read or write. When i asked where he was going he sais 'Abu Dubai'. I told him 'Sir, thats not a place. its either Dubai or its Abu Dhabi, where are you going?'. He didnt know. Shows you that they're so uneducated that many dont even know where theyre going, they cant speak Arabic, they have never left their little mountain village, and are desperate to make ends meet and send some money back home. Of course such people will be exploited! They need to be educated and empowered. Letting them go unequipped is like asking a child who hasnt learned to walk yet, to cross the street.
    In the long run – I echo PM Bhattarai's words. We need jobs. But with a govt like that who's going to create jobs? We need an Investment Promotion Agency that has very little to do with the government and is funded by the Int'l community or is self sustainable. This agency should work to attract FDI and provide MNCs with every facility they need in order to establish themselves here in Nepal. Just like Costa Rica did. This agency must work to attract investment in high value and labor intensive job creating industries.. Enough relying on Tourism and Agriculture.
    But I ask my friends reading this -> in a country like Nepal, who's gonna work to bring about this change?

    May 14, 2012 at 2:19 am | Reply
    • Joon

      Correction on my first sentence – I, like most of my fellow Nepalis dont believe that the government will do anything for these people and what is happening will continue to happen if we leave it to the govt.

      May 14, 2012 at 2:22 am | Reply
    • NK

      Thanks john, for commenting and giving sympathy to Nepali. The reason behinds this is education. Most of the Nepali whom where living in under the poverty level they haven't any basic daily living things. you gave an example regarding one guy saying that Abu dubai , and he don't know his destination , works , company name and salary so how they can fight for their rights. Another big hand they are paying huge money to Manpower agency so they have to stay for to pay back with keeping mouth quite.
      As per Nepal government data everyday around 1300 workers are going abroad and government charging 1000 from each . So government can use this money for supporting to this workers.This money is more than enough to support and create a relief fund.
      I surprised myself to hear and see such discrimination in middle east between human being. Middle east people are very poor in mentally they are not able to treat a human being as humanity .

      Thanks CNN to bring out such a situation out which were covered by middle east oil .

      May 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply
    • Gaurav Shrestha

      Well said.

      May 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • Terri

      You can make the change! You are intelligent and sound very educated, and you certainly know your country's plight. Run for office and make that change. I was in Nepal in 2000-2002 during the Royal Family massacre. Your people are sweet and gentle and accept their life's lot. But your people need to be educated which can make a difference in their mentality. It won't happen overnight since Nepal was in the dark until the 50's. Every country has the potential to be great, but unfortunately, most countries don't have good leaders. Be one, Joon.

      May 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
      • Joon

        Thank you Terri for the kind words.. i believe that in a country like Nepal the private sector (which i am a part of) has greater potential of making a difference.
        i know that its easy to be a spectator and criticize the system, you have to get in it and get ur hands dirty and clean the mess urself.. but i would rather spend a lifetime contributing to the national income through entrepreneurship and creating jobs as opposed to working for a govt not knowing if my efforts will ever be rewarded. i am sure many many other fellow Nepalis share this belief..

        May 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • whatever

      Joon, people 'desperate to make ends meet and to send money back home' need to stay put and fix the problems. Limit family size to what they can better manage, overthrow corrupt and dysfunctional governemnts. The US did not become 'a better life' -for immigrant Latin workers primarily, out of thin air. When ensnarled in bloody slavery, it took a bloody Civil War to make things better.
      International "aid" orgs are a false hope. No One can do better for these people than they can themselves.

      May 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Reply
      • Joon

        @whatever.. the civil war that the US saw, we are seeing now every day for the past ten years.. our govt is going thru a transition.. but this transition means hardships for the people.. idk if things will be better once the dust settles.. but the people ur saying should 'stay put'.. think about it, they cant stay put hungry and without a roof on heir head..u talk abt family planning. of course they need to have planned families.. but theyre not educated, they dont know anything abt birth control.. so u see, its not one problem, its a whole set of challenges.. but we need to keep tackling them simultanueously. we'll get there..

        May 15, 2012 at 2:16 am |
    • Working Vision

      Hi Joon,

      We're on the same page, and we're also on the ground in Nepal. Private sector for the public good. Would love to speak more with you about how we can do our job better. email us: workingvision@gmail.com, or check us out: http://www.workingvision.org

      May 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • Sujnep

      Very well said liked it. Yes education is the key however we cannot just blame education for this govt should sort out the people and let the capable only migrate who are with good skill and clever. Nepalese people are to blame for some part to because why would u want to do the things which u dont know or have know knowledge. It will only make you fall. I understand its the situation that leads the thing. However, our govt should make a counselling team who can stop unskilled people from going abroad and get exploited. As per said they should be told to get trained and once they get certificate for what they are doing they should be let go that way they can fight these Middle eastern creatures. So i ask people be careful themselves, know the thing before u get into it ( its hard but it can be done) and that way we dont need to hear our brothers getting killed by buthers and sisters raped by kuwaiti women hungry creatures.

      May 15, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
    • Sujnep

      Very well said liked it. Yes education is the key however we cannot just blame education for this govt should sort out the people and let the capable only migrate who are with good skill and clever. Nepalese people are to blame for some part to because why would u want to do the things which u dont know or have know knowledge. It will only make you fall. I understand its the situation that leads the thing. However, our govt should make a counselling team who can stop unskilled people from going abroad and get exploited. As per said they should be told to get trained and once they get certificate for what they are doing they should be let go that way they can fight these Middle eastern creatures. So i ask people be careful themselves, know the thing before u get into it ( its hard but it can be done) and that way we dont need to hear our brothers getting killed by buthers and sisters raped by kuwaty women hungry creatures.

      May 15, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
  12. Lithuanian

    Come to EUrope, I would suggest London, the capital of the world! We have everything you and your family needs if you are honest and hardworking, non drinker and non junkie, respect others and have no problems to live in multi, yes MULTI culture society. If you are the one, please come, we have something to offer for you.

    May 14, 2012 at 2:27 am | Reply
    • Rayan

      The capital of the world was moved from London to Washington DC in 1917.

      May 14, 2012 at 4:48 am | Reply
    • LondonExPat

      There are many Nepalese in London (as another poster pointed out, Nepalese have an excellent reputation for their skills in security, for being conscientious, hard working, reliable). In fact, I have met a few individuals working in those types of roles – and they live up to their country's good reputation. But, as long as a country cannot provide enough employment for it's people – then both the best and the weakest will be forced to look elsewhere for jobs. And the weakest will be exploited (weakest in terms of language skills, ability to do more than just manual labor).

      Responsibility is shared, both by employing nations to ensure that they protect all those working in their borders and by the 'source' nation that there are industries / knowledge training in place to prepare their people for global jobs or allow them to stay at home, in their society and in their families, and be able to provide for their dependents.

      May 14, 2012 at 5:06 am | Reply
  13. charles

    its really sad to read stories like this about the citizens of my country, but poverty directs you to places that you would never have imagined to go. its sad.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:54 am | Reply
    • H. (Bart) Vincelette

      I must admit to having known very little about Nepal, as a westerner. I am impressed, however, at the number of comments that describe the people as honest, smiling, trustworthy, & hard working. Not one comment has said otherwise. I do, however, know much more about the middle east, even though I've never been to the region. And despite the reality that there are many good & kind people, there are far too many with a dysfunctional mindset & an arrogance of superiority that is inexcusable.

      May 20, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
  14. amar bhusal

    Remittance become one of the most believable resource of Nepalese economy.foreign currency is obtained exchanging labor force of youths.but problem is hard currency obtained is only meant for consumption.this way don't create any kind of jobs for Nepalese youths. Nepalese embassy should play a key role especially in Malaysia and gulf countries for the right of labor making co-operation with other embassies.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:57 am | Reply
  15. dina shrestha

    i guess nepalese should realize that money isn't everything.its better to eat less than to dream more and go to a foreign land and get raped...

    May 14, 2012 at 4:27 am | Reply
    • Believer Budhathoki

      I strongly disagree the comment that Dina Shrestha has made. May be you've not gone through the sorrow that poor Nepalese has been through or may be you've been brought up in other country rather than Nepal... The situation is completely different from what you've just portrayed. If people like you've understood the grief that poor Nepali have, Nepal would have done better, I bet.

      May 14, 2012 at 6:15 am | Reply
    • Scubahaven

      You, sir, are clueless about what it means to be in the bowels of abject poverty. When your children starve and suffer, you would do anything for them, yes even brave death, slavery or violation

      May 14, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
    • Prat

      Being a Nepali citizen, u should know that its not their choice to go abroad. Its a shame to see these type of comments. No one wants to go abroad and get raped. U need to think about the situation- what would have made take that decision when I am sure they have heard similar incidents happening every now and then.

      May 14, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
    • nepali

      I guess you need to realize that dreaming for a better life is a basic human nature...I bet you have not stopped dreaming for a better life have you ?? You need to understand the true problem before making such a shameless comment in a public post..I feel ashamed to say that your name does resemble a Nepalese name but I truly hope you are not a Nepalese....

      May 14, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply
  16. Rayan

    There should be an international moratorium on sending workers from poor countries to work in Gulf countries. I live in Saudi Arabia. It is still a slave society. They treat the poor workers from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, etc, and to a lesser extent the Philippines, like they are lower than dirt. The companies lie to get these poor people into the country, then confiscate their passports, withhold wages, sometimes literally work them to death. Beatings and rape are so commonplace it is just accepted as normal. I know that it's hard to find work in these countries that the migrant workers are coming from.. but there has got to be a better way.

    May 14, 2012 at 4:43 am | Reply
  17. Abhilash

    I was in Dubai quite recently and stayed at my friends house. They own a Villa there and have employed a Nepalese woman for taking care of the house. Fortunately she is treated like a member of the family and is doing just fine. But that is not the case for the rest of the Nepalese and my fellow Indians who go there as unskilled labourers. Humanity and ethics in the Gulf depends on three things. Your Religion, Your nationality, and your Bank Balance. If you dont meet any of these categories you are pretty much fair game for anyone who decides to exploit you. Don't forget that the middle east despite its wealth features very low on human rights and though I don't want to criticize its inhabitants, their behaviour towards people 'lower' than them is nothing short of Barbaric. But the problem with India and Nepal is that we are ruled by a bunch of complete Idiots and we the people are the bigger ones to let it happen and watch our man power leave the country when we desperately require it ourselves. Maybe we should enforce a Ban in India for working in the Gulf and see how the Sheikhs are brought to their knees and they start treating us better. If we don't fight for ourselves and demand respect, don't expect anyone to come and give it to you on a platter.

    May 14, 2012 at 4:53 am | Reply
  18. LibertySpins

    Sri Lankans and others have suffered in Saudi Arabia it's time to ban anyone from going to work there. Does the UN Human Rights Commission still exist? Is it not high time to end Saudi exploitation of workers imported to do what they do not want to do for themselves. If all the Gulf States are forced to change to get workers it will be a different day. If they are banned from having any outside workers it will be good for the world. That includes well educated workers who do not serve in households, farms, hotels or factories.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:01 am | Reply
  19. gliese42

    Nothing unusual about getting raped in the middle east. Sri Lankan and Indonesian women suffer the same fate. Nepalese men love working as security guards and I have seen some of them working 48 hours non stop. However putting them in labor section will have the opposite effect. They are good people and I wish Nepal the best

    May 14, 2012 at 5:04 am | Reply
  20. Manoj R. Goud

    Indian Govt. should immediately declare financial package to overcome the Nepalis from the difficult financial crisis. Indian Govt. shoud make big investment nearby the Indo Nepal border so that the Nepalis can get job and this will help in reducing the flow of nepalis to Guld countries.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:05 am | Reply
    • Shamir

      not to offend you here, I bet the Indian Mass flowing to the Gulfs is greater than the population of Nepal itself. The government and the politicians make some handsome debates for the country's betterment but its the people who suffer days and nights.
      As we have talked and as we have experienced let's just be optimist that the Gulf people would think as a human being rather than some rich sick minds there. It's not free they are offering something to the labours there. they have worked and sweated enough for that little sum. If at least you cant pay good, just don force them to get paid this way.
      They have many eyes around them waiting for them to come home.
      Peace

      May 14, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply
    • Joon

      We cant keep relying on help from India, China, US etc.. we need to replace AID by TRADE.. thats our only hope.. as u all may know a lot (if not most) of Aid money gets lost in the system.. aid is new age colonialism

      May 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  21. steve

    the Arabs treat their own women like dogs so its not too surprising they treat poor foreign women like cattle. the only real solution for these problems is birth control, reduce the population to a sustainable level so people can stay home and provide for their own needs.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:12 am | Reply
  22. kudipjang

    Nepal is in a transitional stage...
    i used to work abroad, as a cabin steward in Singapore, which might sound good but we had to work minimum 12 hrs a day and no weekends for 10 months...and the pay was well, 175 dollars in 2005...
    had to work 20 hrs during dry docks...
    i came back, continued my study and after 5 yrs, passed the public service exam and im working as a government employee now..
    so all my fellow countrymen, come back, study, improve ur skills and ill guarantee u ll get a job here...
    pay might be low but ull work with dignity and honor

    May 14, 2012 at 5:22 am | Reply
    • Joon

      inspiring story.. we need to encourage our ppl to think like you.. but not everyone gets access to education..

      May 14, 2012 at 6:00 am | Reply
      • Believer Budhathoki

        I agree. The education reach used to be very low as you've mentioned but since few years back it has improved magnificently. I am optimistic about the future. It can't get worse than what is right now. There is only one way and that is towards the improvement.

        May 14, 2012 at 6:21 am |
    • Scubahaven

      Sir, what can be done to improve the education system or access to education? Does every Nepali child have access to schools? What is the biggest hurdle to being able to achieve this? Lack of teachers? Lack of facilities? All of the above? How do we as citizens of the world help improve the situation? What is the Nepalese governments view of this?

      May 14, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply
      • Najam

        How can we expect any true improvement in any country having been taken over by the head to toes corrupt politicians and bureaucracies, religious or ethnic, maosist and criminal terrorists. This naked fact applies to almost all the illeterate and low skilled man power exporters to Gulf, Saudia and else where.

        May 14, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • saluyot3

      Not everyone can finish school, there are people who are better as workers. The topic is abuse by these gulf countries. Equally guilty are the job agencies who decieve these innocent people and send them to hell. If you grow up in a rural village you are more likely to be honest and innocent and easliy deceived. Western countries with business in the gulf should deal with Arab companies only if they treat their workers with dignity. This can be done as a start. Westren governments should also put pressure on these countries for human rights abuses.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
  23. Antje Hage

    That he was killed is merely an assumption. Still he is dead.

    These Asian workers in the middle-east suffer a hard life. It is a bit odd that there so many jobless people in the ME itself who seem to choose to not work or aren't sought to work.
    It is modern slavery although the legal status may be paid worker. It seems people in the west spend noa a lot of energy on the evil of slavery of 200 years ago rather than on the suffering of their fellow man today.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:29 am | Reply
  24. Reg

    Nepal needs to acceed to the Indian Union and become a member state. With their combined strength they can make all the Arab murderers, rapists and exploiters pay the heavy price they should. The authorities in the Gulf countries consider non-Islamic South-Asians expendable, and the Arabs are extremely lax if not plain criminally negligent in upholding the migrant laborers human rights.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:57 am | Reply
    • Sujnep

      Its not possible since Nepal is in the United Nations member state and this is not 1950s.

      May 15, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • Sujnep

      Its not possible since Nnepal is in the United Nations member state and this is not 1950s.

      May 15, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • Pujan

      Would u(Indian i assume) would like to annex with the United States of America to become superpower of the world and crush Pakisthan..????????? Don't try to hunt on the sentiments of Nepalis.....

      May 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  25. Rajesh

    Real face of muslims. Muslims consider maid as slave, Islam allows raping of slave women. They can kill non muslims also. where is human rights of American Govt.?

    May 14, 2012 at 6:09 am | Reply
    • AusieSceptic1

      Rajesh-
      "human rights of american govt." is in america, if you can find them (many americans can't)

      May 14, 2012 at 6:30 am | Reply
      • Rajesh

        America says it fights war for freedom and human rights,involvement in Egypt,Libya, Syria but America doesn't care about working people in its friendly arab nations. They not even condemn human rights situation in Gulf but they target other countries

        May 14, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • Anakaraya

      its funny cause The Bible also allows the rape of women... it says you are allowed to STONE your children for disobeying you... don't throw stones if you live in a glass house.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • DaLe

      No, it doesn't. Neither does Judaism, Christianity, and other, false witness, perjury, and things described, so or so.

      opednews. com/thoreau1103bush_r a pe_suicide.htm
      voxfux. com/features/bush_child_s e x_coverup/franklin.htm
      whale. to/b/pedophocracy.html
      whale. to/b/gunderson_report.html

      Conspiracy by one 'side' or the other 'side' or not, these things surely being an issue in about every country, regardless of (supposed) religious- and/or political-hood of perpetrators and their supporters.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
    • danny

      Am asking the same question rajesh.where are the human right champions?there are many dead bodies of east africans coming from saudi arabia.

      May 15, 2012 at 2:09 am | Reply
  26. Michael Paroginog

    This problem is also evident in my country, the Philippines. I do hope that through this project, CNN may bring enlightenment to issues impacting modern slavery. May it inspire and challenge lawmakers to legislate laws that would further intensify government programs. Also, if it is not too much to ask, paging all giant companies and wealthy organization to branch out their target charity recipients (Facebook, Google, Apple – it's time to give some back! ) These people who leave their country are MODERN HEROES who have sacrificed their lives in exchange of providing better life for their families. Kudos to all overseas contract workers!

    May 14, 2012 at 6:30 am | Reply
  27. warusawa

    These are Human rights violations unseen / deliberately ignored by UN and United States because Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (despite being absolute monarchs) are closest allies of USA in their War against Terrorism (War for oil). Lot of Sri Lankan women who go Saudi Arabia meet the same fate. Either they arrive Paralysed due to rape, torture and cruelty or they in coffins. Recently A Sri Lankan women came home with 20+ nails inside her body! http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6623599-doctors-remove-nails-from-body-of-sri-lankan-woman-tortured-by-saudi-employers
    It’s pathetic that HRW and Amnesty International, who cry for Human Rights improvements in South Asia actually have turned blind eye to these horrendous crimes committed daily in Saudi, Kuwait and Lebanon who’s got close ties with United States!

    May 14, 2012 at 7:34 am | Reply
  28. pemba

    It became like faith of Nepalese workers. The government is not interested to see the fact that the worker is killed not suicide. But there is one case last year where the employer apologize and paid large some of compensations though that is nothing against the life of a father of 2 kids, a husband, a son of 82 years parents . . . The Nepali Workers in South Korea committed suicide because of harassment by the management. But with the power of Union (KCTU, MUT) and Workers form an investigation team and find out the cause of death.

    So, there is a strong need of workers to be organized and need solidarity to win. Beside that the international community should focus on workers right

    May 14, 2012 at 7:38 am | Reply
    • MannyHM

      One out of a hundred is caught as an example that this problem is being dealt with. The remaining 99 are not caught or are given leniency.

      May 14, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
  29. Tutuvabene

    So, the implication is that the governments of the countries to which all these workers go do nothing to protect foreign workers and do no investigation into the deaths.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:04 am | Reply
  30. Sahadevision™

    Reblogged this on Sahadevision and commented:
    Tragedy of Nepali Migrant Worker

    May 14, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply
  31. Hülya Aslantas

    for the time being, the situation could be eased with international labor law, requiring international minimum standards in the field of safety, waging, housing and working conditions and any other area that requires regulation so to guarantee that in the international labor and international work force exchange market certain minimum standards are met. international labor unions could be one platform to use to realize minimum international work force exchange standards.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:32 am | Reply
    • Elle

      seriously?? How can you make sure that Arab countries hiring those people and expoiting them like slaves will observe this law?

      May 14, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
  32. Fahd Khan

    This is a really appalling story, and it's nothing short of tragic that human rights organizations are silent when crimes as heinous as rape and physical abuse/torture are being perpetrated on such a mass scale. As someone who was born and grew up in the gulf, I can testify to the fact that arrogance rules supreme among those countries. It seems as if the oil boom happened a little too abruptly, bringing wealth sans the civilization to these states. We need to hear more of these stories.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:00 am | Reply
  33. kuldipjang

    it seems the least skilled workers like house maids and manual laborers are the one who are the most exploited...
    and since country like Nepal has a huge number of unemployed and unskilled people, the demand, supply and the consecutive exploitation seems inevitable ...
    and the vicious cycle has created its own underclass of youths who don't bother to study or learn any skills...
    i grew up in a rural village of Nepal, and lets be honest, access to education is not so rare these days...
    or, u can learn skills and trainings to enhance ur life...
    but doing "a low level job" has its own social stigma in Nepal...
    and then come the vultures, the agents who earn millions by charging u for the free visas the company has issued for u...
    it has become a lucrative business...get paid from the company for supplying manpower and charge the one who go to work for the company ! !
    ....and the Government ! well, lets say we are happy that the politicians are just fighting with words rather then bullets...
    and we don't expect much from them...
    so, the bottom line is, lets do smthing with our own initiative,lets be innovative, we need entrepreneurs and creative minds to improvise and do something of our own...
    and a lot of people who have returned from abroad have become entrepreneurs, they have learned that starting from a scratch pays good later on, they have ignored the social stigma about low level jobs, and they have created jobs..
    u can listen the weekly BBC radio program " the alternative way" which tells the stories of these people..

    May 14, 2012 at 9:01 am | Reply
  34. Shamir

    To all the Nepalese there, why don't we work on our own land ? Beautiful minds- come back home and share the things you have with your ideas, knowledge and experience. You can help this country live !!!
    $150 you get paid in those Gulf Countries, you can make that here with your familiy smiling beside you. You just have to work with the same pride and same strength our forefathers lived with.
    We Gorkhas don't deserve to die this way.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
  35. Fahd Khan

    @Kuldipjang The states in the gulf region will always need low paid workers to do work which native nationals would not deign to. While Nepal is just a focus for this story, a lot of what's written is true for low/medium skilled workers coming from anywhere in the emerging economies to those countries. Ultimately, you're battling a mindset that equates wealth among a myriad of other cultural factors to superiority. The onus is on the powerful western governments to pressurize these countries to reform their curricula and press the oildoms to pass some legislation to protect worker rights AND implement them via a reformed law enforcement system that does not favor the powerful.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
  36. Paul

    If you're not American your blood is as cheap as urine.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply
    • kirk

      american blood is more like a skinmark

      May 14, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
    • Acharya............

      There are many Nepalese in London (as another poster pointed out, Nepalese have an excellent reputation for their skills in security, for being conscientious, hard working, reliable). In fact, I have met a few individuals working in those types of roles – and they live up to their country's good reputation. But, as long as a country cannot provide enough employment for it's people – then both the best and the weakest will be forced to look elsewhere for jobs. And the weakest will be exploited (weakest in terms of language skills, ability to do more than just manual labor).

      May 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
    • Jerry B.

      You are so ignorant, with your so-called "Patriotism". You do not care for others, so why say it? I will leave you with hatred upon you, for you have no empathy or any understanding towards others.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
  37. Harry

    poverty has crushed Nepal and nonstop Indian border poor in millions doing cheapest labor in Nepal and Nepalese are not getting employment in their own country so they go to middle east for job is one of the major reason. the report of CNN is true and no national and international community and or organization are serious to investigation and help these poor people, its unfortunate for Nepalese to face these type of moment .

    May 14, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
  38. Granger

    Just come to the United States illegally, and Obama will let you suck on the government teet....free! No need to work! Stay at home and make anchor babies for additional funds!

    May 14, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply
    • ramarbic

      There are so many things wrong with this statement. It's embarrassing that you live in my country.

      May 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  39. ton

    Notice certain media outlets ( cough c n n ) don't report on the issues here at home. Instead they talk about everything but. Diverting our attention away from the real issues we're facing here like the whole gay marriage thing, this, gorrillas, what ever else they can find.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • Joel

      I call b.s.

      May 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  40. Mary

    How do I adopt one of these babies?

    May 14, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply
    • AathingRong

      It's complicated but possible. You have to apply through your government's Family Affair's department that deals with overseas adoption, which in turnh places a request with the Nepalese government's Ministry of Women, Child and Social Welfare.

      May 25, 2012 at 4:43 am | Reply
  41. Sputs

    Poor leadership and/or corruption? Unless your country is a desert or you posses no valuable resources what else can it be?

    May 14, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
  42. Murad

    What a sheer shame. These things happening to a group of people whose country boasts having the world's highest mountain.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
    • Darp

      So stupid..

      May 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  43. 99 percent

    Welcome to the new world order.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:02 am | Reply
  44. californiaflip

    As one of the posters stated, Filipinos are treated better, even if they're non-muslim ecause our government imposed a deployment ban on all countries which do not safeguard worker's rights.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
  45. A Nepales American

    Former King's wives, daughters and all PM from past 50 years 's wives and daughters are need to be sent in Arab (hell). so they can realize what they should have done to Nepalese people so they wouldn't seek to go to gulf countries to work to feed their families.
    Glad I am in heaven (in the USA).

    May 14, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • Nepalese forever

      u big fat loser... it is because of educated people (supposing u r) like you.... who were selfish to go abroad and choose a easy life for ur self. if u have the guts come and clean ur country....
      No u won't......... u'd better stay in ur heaven and clean the toilets of the citizen there...

      May 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
      • A Nepales American

        How many times your visa got rejected dude. I bet you are one of stupid nepalese and follower of maoist who burn tire on the road when a rooster gets run over by a car.

        May 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
    • Sujnep

      OMG!!!!!! !This is Nepal. Welcome Home.

      May 15, 2012 at 12:51 am | Reply
  46. Willobrook Sam

    Sad story. But this is not news and it is definitely not new. This happens with EVERY maid in the Gulf. Oman, Saudi, UAE,.. Let me tell you what are the other things that happen. Camel racing is very famous in these countries. I have never watched one but have heard of many uch stories. To make the camels run faster, they tie babies and small children on camels necks, bellies etc. As the children screan in terror, the camels run in terror and the Arab bas*** smoke hookah, fondle the women and laugh.. bast**. First they take away the passport (except for US and UK citizens, the passport of every foreigner needs to be with the employer). If you are a visitor, you need to deposit your passport with the Hotel ). White collar slavery of the Arab world. And when the people from the thirdworld countries go to their embassies for help, they are treated like dirt. Welcome to the world of modern slavery. The difference is that it is government sponsored, government run...

    May 14, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
  47. Ultimate Fighter

    There is no easy solution to anything. I hope news like these make it to the media and are heard. Least It will aware workers of the situation and bring international attention to thse Arab countries.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  48. Time Bandit

    Men in Arab countries don't respect women, heck, they don't respect their own. Women are property, they are equal to cattle. What should be done is for those from Nepal working in these countries is to hand their passports over to the Nepalese Embassy, this way Nepal knows they are there working.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  49. downwith1%

    1%ers are the same breed no matter where you go, from kuwait to brazil, from china to france, from nigeria to south korea. they are parasites sucking the blood of 99%. flush the parasites! they can't survive without the host body.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
  50. Sharlini

    I knew many Nepali workers when I was working at a hypermarket in my town, one of whom passed away due to a stomach cancer. He had collapsed and was sent to hospital where they diagnosed him. Before his collapse, he had been sickly and the clinic only gave him the usual meds. So by the time he was admitted, it was too late. He passed away at the age of 25.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
  51. Desai

    Unless Arab govt s stop supporting sponsors and abolish sponsorship system,this will go on.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
  52. Ken

    This sad however truly not new. I feel the pain the families are going through after sending their sons and daughters abroad for work only for them to end up in coffins or with children. When are we as human beings ever going to get it?

    May 14, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
  53. JerkinMeGerkin

    Workin' hard or hardly workin'?

    May 14, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • saurabh

      thats the point ! very impressed

      May 15, 2012 at 8:16 am | Reply
  54. Nellore Venkataraman

    The human rights issue is much worse in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain.......... and other Arab Countries than in China. But the US and other European allies turn a blind eye in the case of these Oil rich countries. This is hypocrisy and double standard at its worst.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  55. weezer

    Somehow this is Obama's fault. I'm sure Mitt will do more to help the Nepalese. At the very least, he'll move a factory from Detroit to Nepal. It's OK because he already saved the auto industry. He's such a hero to the American worker....God bless him!

    May 14, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
  56. Nellore Venkataraman

    The Arab world is sub-human.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
  57. DeeNYC

    Religion of peace strikes again.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
  58. Saud

    There is always migration of labour from poor settlements /farmers to cities and from poor countries to rich for better living,life styles .eg Mexico to US – Nepal /Bangladesh/Pakistan/Phillipines to Middle East region Asia .Always they bring back huge remittance back and better life style for everyone .Along with the good there is evil dark side and Sara Sidner brings out very well in the article which is very true.Have to also give credit to Nepalese people who have been mercenary and very good export soldiers Gurkhas with various armies around the world for a long time .

    May 14, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
  59. Mohammed Cohen

    I am an American attorney who has worked in Kuwait and in other GCC countries. During my stay in Kuwait for over 6 years I witnessed hundreds of absolutely cruel and inhumane cased of Nepalese, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Philippines, Indonesians, and now Chinese. I have met the Ambassadors of India, Bangladesh, Philippines and others and got the same lip service from them without any solutions whatsoever. I have personally bought airline tickets of hundreds of women with little children to go back to Bangladesh. I have written dozens of letters to various human right organizations as well as to our own embassy in Kuwait and copied State Department in DC without any response. As a matter of fact out own American Embassy fully endorses such illegal practices and looks the other way. But this is another issue. However, Kuwaiti government has made some progress in this area but Saudi is the worse. They don't care for such formalities and still practice slavery. Unfortunately, none of the GCC countries have yet made laws for the employers for making it illegal to hold the passports of their employees and not allowing them to transfer their residency visa to enable them to find other employment. Suicide and rape by the employers and their family members is very common that I have witnessed in Kuwait in particular. In this inhumane trafficking of young women who are lured to this hell its not only the Kuwaitis and the Saudis who are alone in this sage of life threatening jobs but the main facilitators are their own country men who solicit to these prospective employees with all kinds of false promises at a very high visa prices they receive. Every government bodies of their respective government is fully aware of each and every details but they could only hold on to their lucrative overseas assignments if they don't speak about such issues and don't expose the culprits. Like our own American foreign officers, third world country's diplomats are often given generous and lofty treatments by the host countries and this is one of the reason none of them take any actions against their host countries. This practice has been going on for last 5 decades or so and will continue for the next decade or so. All the hoopla about "human rights" and "human dignity" is just a big farce and no one really gives a damn! Like many who stood up for the victims, I also paid the price of getting implicated of self-fabricated baloney and decided to leave my legal practice there as well.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • Neil

      Once we are done with their oil we will make it into second iran or iraq. Till then have patience and hope we come with electric and hybrid cars soon and develop our solar energy

      May 14, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • Murad

      Wow, that's very interesting but appaling. Your comment has given me an important insight. I've long been working on a case of human rights abuse. There is a non-profit Christian religious organization in a Middle East country and they have an agenda to run proselytizing activites. They were forcing, for years, young and disabled Muslim kids and young adults to participate in Christian activities. They were even denied their own basic human rights, the right to practice their Islamic religion. I was warned to be very careful to submit the case because that organization has good relations with the local government. Worse, I am not a citizen of that country. I said, what the hell. Humanity shall prevail!

      At least, you tried your best and you can always try again!

      May 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • Franky

      Pretty much summed up the existence of man from the beginning. It cracks me up though how these muslim countries spout all this BS about Allah. I got to say in my country where I'm free to be athiest, the good old US of A, or christian or whatever else, this stuff isn't nearly as accepted. I wonder who's more right with the supposed god them or us.

      May 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
    • Joon

      thats really sad.. since theres no stopping the exploitative employers in these countries, change needs to come from witin Nepal, India, Bangladesh and the rest. We need to empower our ppl. They need to clearly understand the pros and cons when they decide to go.. and more importantly they need to be taught what theyre rights are and what to do should they face a situation of slavery, rape, etc. This is not just a Nepali problem.. its a South East and East Asian problem.. if we join hands and form a multilateral organization that addresses these issues, theres a lot we can do..

      May 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  60. John

    Nepal has Maoist communist government. If one Nepalese is abused by a citizen of a Arab country, it will be have serious diplomatic consequences and a strong response by Nepal and his allied China. HA, HA , HA. Keep Waiting

    May 14, 2012 at 10:55 am | Reply
  61. rabin

    I would like to go back about 15 yrs back when we Nepalese were poor but happy, peaceful , proud of soverignity ,proud of culture, proud of wealth of beauty, religion, culture and so on.........Despite being governed by incompetent and slow progressing government he country was stable and going towards positive direction. Then bunch of dissatisfied so.... called liberators started so called peoples war vs government. Their main objective was to liberate poor illeterate villagers from poverty, provide opportunity for education and so on.......all the good stuff.... They idolized communism which was already faded from rest of the world. They unstabilized country, abducted and recruited childrens for their purpose, killed teachers, terrorized public , infrastructures were bombed,business and factories were forcefully shut down creating job shortage and so on.....all the bad stuff..... They used vanurable peoples illeteracy as a weapone of choice and showed them dream of beautiful Nepal once would come to power.

    With all the exports and industries plumetted due to constant instability and no jobs in the country people have no choice but to seek jobs in other countries even though it is tough.

    How come international community can be so ignorant and naive about what happened there?

    Instead of interviewing current prime minister for the cause and solution for the migration.....CNN should highlight the need for these so called liberators dragged to international court and pay their sentence for thir crime......after all they have blood in their hands.....of innocent 15000 peoples......for what?

    May 14, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
  62. John

    Nepal has Maoist communist government. If one Nepalese is abused by a citizen of a Arab country, it will have serious diplomatic consequences and a strong response by Nepal and his allied China. HA, HA , HA. Keep Waiting

    May 14, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
    • Neil

      Maoists kind of ruined Nepal. They discourage diplomatic relations with India and encourage with China. Unfortunately, chinese do not welcome Neplaese nor tibetians. They are using moaists to stop tibetians to cross from tibet to India via nepal. Chinese are not even helping nepalese. Nepalese lost on all angles. Chinese will not help, Arabs abuse, Indians left them. Result more poverty and coffins arriving every day. Too bad they chose moiast leader who is corrupt and-a-rat

      May 14, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
  63. Ghias Ahmed

    Most middle east still a barbaric place and its mostly Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. We westerners keeping our mouth shut for oil only. It’s going on for years.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
  64. John

    Nepal is a joke right now.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • Darp

      Its easy to stay at a safe distance and comment on world news. JOKE... really!

      May 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  65. Amir

    I agree with Nellore there got be human rights watch in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia it used to be poor women from far east and now south east. The punishment for Rape there is stone to death why there are not doing it to there prince and to rich people? it looks like those kind of punishment is only for foreigners not there locals.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  66. vivkris2000

    Welcome to India

    May 14, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
  67. nimesh

    Flt-th-y stin-kin-g retrograde arabs. The hypocritical US administration should investigate these human rights abuses instead of harping on abuse in China. We know for a fact that such abuse does not happen in China. Why does Hilary Clinton never talk about human rights in S Arabia?? Its so nauseating to hear her wax eloquent about how America is a beacon of freedom when she goes to Beijing.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  68. Daniel Lee

    I feel ashamed that Korea is one of the countries that exploit foreign workers who come to Korea for a chance to earn money. All the workers from developing countries want is a small amount of money. In exchange they are willing to do 3D jobs- dirty, dangerous, and demeaning. The pay isn't even that much. Yet, Koreans always ask for more from the workers. There are no safe working environments or proper health ensurance. It lowers the image of Korea. Nepal may have a lot to accomplish to reach economic stability, but Korea also needs to enforce stricter measures against people who exploit foreign workers. We can't afford to have a select few dirty the image of the rest.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
  69. kishor

    It is very difficult to be treated like human if you are not Muslim man in Arabic countries. And we all civilized citizens know this, but do not like to talk about it because of political incorrectness!

    May 14, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply
    • Franky

      You think they don't do this to other muslims. LOL, the fact is in a muslim country regardless of whether you are muslim or not, it comes down to power, those who have power abuse those who don't. It happens in every country of course, but muslim nations pretend they are pious and simply accept it as par for the course. I don't see how any nation that can claim such a reverence for god , can be in fact so anti-righteous. The secular and don't remotely come to the sheer acceptance of abuse of people these nations do.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
  70. Neil

    Nepalese need to go to places they are welcome like India. They would be safer there and employment and business opportunities are plenty. They would not have major language or cultural shock.

    Arab/Muslim countries are meant for muslims pervs only. No one must ever go there.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
  71. Culturechange

    I guess CNN thinks that ALL of them should stay home and starve.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
  72. anna

    Does anyone really care????

    May 14, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
  73. Joko

    Not only Nepalese. Indonesian female workers tortured and raped almost every single day in Saudi. They came back home dead or half dead. Most of cases were ignored by both goverment. Slavery still hapenning in middle east.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
    • Jason

      How dare you say such a thing, you traitor! The saudis are our allies and friends They have sacrificed so much for us They lost 15 of their bravest officers of Al-Mabahith Al-Aammah. on 9/11

      May 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply
    • Joko

      Jason. You need to stop getting welfare. Go outside and find a real job. Do not let your wife work for you. Or maybe you should go to saudi .

      May 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
  74. chiefochief

    My great aunt who was born in the Philippines went to work in Saudi Arabia for a wealthy woman. One night the woman struck and kicked a female worker in the face and my great aunt said in a very low voice "I don't think you should do that." The next day she found her self being sent home with no pay.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
  75. Timothy C

    The Gulf countries should do everything in their power to investigate these complaints. Many people in the world have a negative opinion of Islam because of terrorism perpetrated by a relatively small number of radicals. Here is an opportunity for the Gulf states to say, "No, Islam does not stand for murder and maltreatment" and thoroughly investigate and punish those responsible. Then, the eyes of the world can see that they take such issues seriously. By not investigating these deaths, the Gulf states seem to say that they are fine with disregarding Islamic law and tradition when it comes to foreign workers. I'm not a Muslim scholar, but that to me seems like a double standard at best, and blasphemy at worst.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
  76. downwith1%

    once you make a bargain with the devil, you have no one else but yourself to blame for what the devil does to you.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
  77. Franky

    Islamic nations are sick. Yeah, I said it, sue me. I know alot of nations have their issues,but these islamic nations hide behind this pious BS and then turn around and allow abuse of women, children, whoever else in their country without batting an eye lash. Muslim nations are sick and perverse. We have our problems in the west but atleast you have a fighting chance at justice.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
  78. last nerv

    It can be a hazard to be Mexican and try to find work in the USA. The US citizens don't want to do the work and the same US citizens don't want them here, illegal or not.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
  79. Aarnik

    A country cursed by the gods even though it's given it natural beauty and one of the worlds ancient cultural heritage.
    I feel sorry for the way things are here.
    Wish my people could live in peace and tranquility for once.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
  80. xjkdfh

    Dirty ... You steal our water and rape our women...

    May 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  81. xjkdfh

    Dirty Greengos... You steal our water and rape our women...

    May 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  82. last nerv

    Why is it that the Gulf states always come to light whenever the subject of slavery and human rights is the topic? Because there is something wrong with the culture and public opinion of those that live there.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • SerSen D.O

      Arabs are the cancer of the world.

      May 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  83. Jason

    Nepal might be financially poor but has a rich culture. If you are lucky enough and into mountaineering it is a must go place. Very serene and beautiful and friendly people. The arabs are just being arabs and the murderers they are, everyone of them. The only reason for an Arab to emigrate to the west is to leach of our welfare system.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  84. last nerv

    I feel for anyone that has to be subjected to a rich man's service. It does not go well in cultures that accept abusive actions as normal.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  85. King of America

    You gotta love International workers rights.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
  86. Pan Humanist

    The legandary Gurkhas used by British army in Afghanistan are also from Nepal. Most are paid mercenaries but do not get citizenship although they fight and some die under British/NATO flag defending "freedom".

    May 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  87. Hmm

    Americans (military and others) dying in Afghanistan in other countries "at work" too.. What is the point?

    May 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  88. Reasonable1

    Nepal is a beautiful place with nice, friendly and very peaceful people. It is a shame that the Arab muslims terrorize the non-muslim people in a wide variety of ways.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  89. cck99352

    1300 leave each day for work, 1 in 1300 returns dead each day?

    Considering the life expectancy in that part of the world, this doesn't sound especially unusual (including the part about no autopsies being done).

    May 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  90. pitung

    How can it be that the United Nations just keep silence about abuses in Saudi Arabia and other rich Arab countries? Is it because they are super rich? What a contrast with the law and order in those contries, is this what they call sharia law?

    May 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  91. Honestuck

    Tomorrow we will all forget about the crimes against humanity being committed by the Arabs and the Moslems and start criticising Israel for its policy again. Israel gets a break today. Enjoy.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
  92. Working Vision

    This story is heartbreaking and indirectly highlights the poor working conditions in Nepal. If you want to help us make Nepal a safer and healthier place to work, check out our project @ http://www.workingvision.org. We started with 0 dollars and one pair of safety glasses.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  93. Charles

    This is very sad. In my experience, the Nepalese people have always been hardworking, decent, courageous, honest people with no quarrel with anyone. It is especially sad they are being abused and killed. Why do terrible things always seem to happen in Moslem countries?

    May 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  94. Mohamad #2

    Muslims still practice slavery. Look into it.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply
  95. last nerv

    Nice guys finish last.....Only the good die young......

    May 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Reply
  96. alCourts

    http://www.Hear-The-Truth.com

    May 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply
  97. last nerv

    What is freedom?
    Freedom to a tyrant means that he is free to do whatever injustice he wants without repercussion.
    Freedom to those that feel manipulated and abused is to live without tyranny and injustice.

    May 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  98. SerSen D.O

    The Arab nations are a protected group, they can do what they want with no repercussions. They are major human rights abusers and will never be charged, it's amazing what black gold can do for a nation. It turned a bunch of religious zealots into billionaires who then rape the world with either global jihad, Islam, or abusing people they believe below them.

    May 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply
  99. deep

    1. ARABS HAVE DEMON AS THEIR GOD AND BOOK OF HATRED AND OWNER'S MANUAL OF TORTURE FOR THEIR HOLY BOOK. That is why foreign workers going there r going to suffer.
    2. NEPALESE PEOPLE R STUPID TO PUT DUMB POLITICIANS TO POWER AND EDUCATED, SMART PEOPLE GO OFF TO USA and think nothing about their country. BUT the fact of the matter is u can't do anything good in Nepal. People will stop u with jealousy and make u look stupid. SATI le sarape ko desh. IN ANCIENT TIMES, THIS COUNTRY WAS CURSED BY A LADY AND THIS CURSE IS STILL PREVAILING!

    May 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Duane - St. Pete FLA

      dude....lay off the bong

      May 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  100. Jaz Jacox

    maine, this shizzle is cray, my omies in nepal aint got no nuffin goin on for dem, lets hit em wit a nuke yo

    May 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Reply
  101. Acharya............

    they are parasites sucking the blood of Nepalises people...........

    May 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  102. Ali

    Dear Sara Sidner, can you please post an article about the hash inhumane treatment faced by the many foreign laborers and domestic servants in Maldives a country well famous in west for its white sandy beaches. I'm sure the it's far worse than any other country in the world. A headline on CNN would surely bring the matter to the attention of many.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  103. Mittow

    I feel a deep pain whenever I read these. Poor immigrants are being routinely abused and killed in the meddle east and nobody seems to care except for their immediate families. I see similar articles daily almost, in many local African networks.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  104. Denton

    Dying to work? HA HA. I get it!

    Considering the nature of the article, is a goofy pun really the best way to bring people in? Come'on guys, you're supposed to be better than this.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  105. Newshound

    We have all heard of this before if its not torture its murder of innocent people.. These Arab countries have been getting away with these atrocities and the world needs to take notice.
    It is a World Wide shame that such crimes continue taking place without punishment.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  106. Slander than slaughter

    First let's throw a little mud... then we will attack... No doubt if what's happening to these people is a direct result of Saudi oppressive regime, but call a spade a spade... Americans already know that our government wants to take saudi's wealth and resources...Stop with the charades already... These kinds of stories are real tear jerkers... Just Go get the Oil Already so... We Americans can get back to "The Good Times" already... (0_o)...

    May 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  107. Duane - St. Pete FLA

    don't know why all you liberals are all upset about this....we choose to continue to send our dollars over there to by oil by the ship load and make everyone rich over there when we have plenty here domestically....we should be drilling in Alaska everywhere.....off our coast's everywhere....jobs and energy independence is the reward....and for those of you who say "the environment", I say we can get it and transport it safely. Besides, how many of you all know that since Obama put that ban of Gulf drilling (been lifted now) that the Chinese have a rig not to far of Key West Florida? I bet those Chinese are clean and safe huh? who you all going to complain when they spill? They don't give a crap and don't answer to you or Obama.....hell, they have Obama in their back pocket with all the spending!!

    May 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
    • deep

      dude u r so cheap concerned about the money! here is a situation women are raped, that is a shame to a noble civilized society and u bring ur attention to where obama is spending...find a different place to complain

      May 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • Nunya

      You're clearly confused. You're sarcastically berating our country buying foreign oil and not using our own oil sources. The truth is THE US EXPORTS OIL! Buy foreign, export cheap local oil, that's towing the Republican party line. So like I said, you apparently haven't read your party's manifesto because this is text book for the Republican Congress and Senate. You say "you liberals" but you're espousing what your own party would refer to as liberal views.

      May 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
  108. californiaflip

    Oh I forgot to add Arabs rape men! it is not uncommon for Filipinos to be brought by taxi drivers into the middle of the desert and to get raped by 10 taxi drivers, so that there are 10 defense witnesses that nothing happened. The poor fellow sometimes goes insane or kills himself.

    May 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  109. krm1007

    South Asia including India just has not been able to pull itself away from poverty. All these countries can't find their behinds with both hands.

    May 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  110. ravi

    Instead of pouring billions to Pakistan and afganistan for no use ,US and other allies should be able to provide small portions to Nepal and support by investing on infrastructure ,roads ,farms and other projects so that pple and whole nation would be able to lift themselves from the ongoing poverty and brain drain ...just a thought !

    May 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  111. ravi

    ...and yes where is the so called Human Rights Voice ???? huge numbers of women who are working in gulf and middle east are exploited every day ,torture ,rape and salary unpaid are common there ,even large numbers of men who go there for work are victims of torture and exploited ....so international community and UN as well as Human rights commission all over the world should make their voice together to stop these crimes against workers.

    May 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  112. matt in nw

    I wish i could say come to the US...but the truth is theres no jobs here either.

    Something has to give....people are suffering bad all over the world. We need to review how we operate around the world. IMHO, good food , clean water, and a safe place to call home should be EVERYONE's right. We have enough of everything, its just horribly mismanaged.

    Soviet style communism gave socialism a bad name (theres nothing that says you have to give up individual freedom in a socialist system) – and pure Capitalism is showing itself to be just as bad. We need a true global democracy...with an ecomomic system that doesnt reward hoarding... where trouble spots like Nepal can get the help it needs...and in time they will be there when others need help. – only thing thats stopping us is a comparitive minority that have no interest in changing the status quo because the world is just dandy for them.

    when you think about it a true global community (as opposed to a global economy) is the only way we are going to make it. better education, better science, – the population will fall and lives will truely get better. – pipe dream i know....

    May 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  113. ram bashyal

    Leaders in Nepal are trying to compete with each other who can make the most of the ruined country.They do not care for the people. LET THE COFFINS COME. ( Who cares) I am told Prachanda is one of the richest person in the Indian subcontinent. He is supposed to lead the country in prosperity. Who is prospering in Nepal ? Only the communist the rest of the country can go to the dogs. Jaya Nepal

    May 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  114. ohsnap

    Awful. My next door neighbors are immigrants (legal btw) from Nepal. Nice, family people. Incredibly hospitable...they invited the entire block to one of their daughter's wedding and have invited me for meals. I don't understand how people can treat other people like this.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  115. dukhi nepali

    This is because of making nepal failure state and behind this bahunists are the responsible.Almost all leaders are bahun they failed to lead the country...over 90 percent in bureaucracy are bahuns and the country is no 1 in curruption.They are enjoying lusty life in the county but poor all others are suffering from numerous disasters.This case is one of them.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Reply
    • John Davis

      I am sorry my fren but You cannot call yourself "Nepali". You are not "dukhi", you are just a pathetic moron who don't know what he is talking about.

      May 15, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Naturally Bahun

      I found ur statements that of extremly low standard as that of our political leaders (there are several names) and one of a writers writing a book on similar racism viewpoint. You are absolutely narrow minded. Even millions of bahun are suffering from the same problems. They even dont get coffins after death in Arabs. Also, there were, are and will be non bahun who were, are and will be ruling this country. So what the hell r they waiting for to get the country relieved from this problem? There are lots of book of Nepalese history (written by bahun and nonbahun as wll) available in the market.You really need those, so go and get them soon. And one thing more, if i, a bahun can feel the suffering of non bahun why the hell u cant see the and feel the sufferings of poor and innocent bahun too ? And yes, dont mention about those political leaders. if ever they were bahun, they would not have been rebuking all the bahun in mess taking the favour of non bahun.I think u have pretty well sources of information about the political leaders in Nepal. So please leave this idiot way of criticis. Dictator is not the name of any race or cast rather than its the name of class." Reserved mind" is never creative and productive. Development begins with creation, not with reservation. Just have little faith on u, start doing hardworks and rebuking any race (bahun or whatever) baselessly. Without this, u, me and other Nepalese will be 'dukhi' (sad) forever.

      June 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
  116. Liberty4all

    @dukhi nepali ,what about bahuns who are also working in gulf ?? Of course there will be bahuns and chetries than others because they are the majority of population.Can you say why there are most whites in offices of US ?? coz they consists of majority of population. If you want to blame ,blame the ill governments which is formed by corrupts who were governing Nepal for long time ,by the way look at the pple who are leading ,there are all different castes and color there ,not only bahuns ,btw racists like you are trying not to be in unity calling yourself so called "janajati" and trying hard to break the unity .

    May 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • John Davis

      Oh thank you for teaching that idiot a lesson. God bless you.

      May 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  117. JJ

    What do you expect from the animals in Saudi Arabia?

    May 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
  118. Nunya

    Systematic exploitation, torture, abuse, rape and worse by Saudi Arabian people with little (at best) to no response by Saudi Arabian authorities?! THIS IS SHOCKING!!!! O_O (this is not actually shocking)

    May 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  119. Sylar75

    So this article is basically saying .0008% die each day. That doesn't sound that extreme. 1 out of 1,300 isn't bad odds considering.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
    • John Davis

      Every human life is important my friend and we have to feel for family who lost their love ones . Think what that mom gonna tell that kids when they grow up and ask about their father. Dont ignore, at least have sympathy.

      May 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  120. Les

    Nepal is a beautiful place to visit and it has great potential for a thriving tourist industry which would go far in relieving chronic unemployment. Unfortunately, the Nepalese government charges thousands of dollars in fees to each tourist who visits. So, while it is tragic that their people are forced to work and die on foreign soil for an income. The Nepalese government is clearly responsible for preventing job creation in the one area that could relieve some of their unemployment woes.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply
  121. Ann

    What can be done for the Nepalese and their living environments??

    May 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Reply
  122. A Lost Generation

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    May 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  123. Aaron

    American contract companies also mistreat Nepalese and many other foreign workers overseas in Iraq. They made billions and millions and b/c it's overseas there are no labor standards, and many are not paid what they're promised (often many actually paid a fee to get the job in the first place). Though no one died that I saw, their treatment was embarrassing to me as a American and a Soldier to witness this first hand in Iraq.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  124. enricorosan

    The root cause of this evil is ISLAM and Saudi Arabia is the cesspool where it was spawned.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • justsayin

      No...the root cause of this evil is human pride, thinking that any one kind of human is any better than any other human because of their religion or ethnicity or whatever else makes someone better...we are all dirt according to the Bible..."for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return" Genesis 3:19

      May 15, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply
  125. Amy545

    Awful. My next door neighbors are immigrants (legal btw) from Nepal. Nice, family people. Incredibly hospitable...they invited the entire block to one of their daughter's wedding and have invited me for meals. I don't understand how people can treat other people like this.
    By the way, -–seniorconnecting.C^om---, this is a very good old people exchange places

    May 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
  126. Rajib K C

    I have only one sentence to say " Shame on political leaders of Nepal"

    May 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  127. Yesorno

    After the 1% take over the goverment and move jobs overseas, the people in the U.S. will have to the the route of the Nepal people and work abroad for cheap wages. Not like the big wages the are getting now for working overseas.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  128. MrE

    This is issue with people from gulf states occurs in the U.S. as well in their home countries. In my former neighborhood in McLean, Va (just outside of Washington DC), we had several houses owned by gulf state governments. The households of these embassy personnel often included servants from other countries, such as Nepal. The servants were rarely allowed out of the house (only to the fenced back yard). Occasionally, one would appear injured with bandages or a limp. Sometimes we could hear yelling and screaming. Calls to the police would result in the police being sent away as the had questionable jurisdiction on diplomatic property.

    These are sick, medieval cultures.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Reply
    • Yesorno

      U.S. have citizens doing the same thing. We have people sicker that they are.

      May 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
    • dogdog

      The whole concept of diplomatic immunity needs to be reworked.

      May 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
  129. oh please

    Another PERFECT example of why its better to be an american.

    Other countries are dumps without ice, decent water, air conditioning, logic, proper speaking or even TOILET PAPER.....
    live in america so you can avoid the absolute shiiiiiiittttttt of the world

    May 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  130. Arlan

    I am an Engineer here in K.S.A. I prefer Nepali labors to work with me in constructions. They are energetic & hardworking...

    May 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  131. Sujnep

    Ya now what you expect when politicians in Nepal are like animals and dont care of their own people. Just divide the country and more people will flee and more suffering to hear and more and more exploitation and death. Good job.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  132. Plumber

    The first gulf war was fought to throw Iraq out of Kuwait. GHB, or Bush the first said that it was to protect democracy. we now know that only the extremely wealthy in Kuwait live with any kind of decency, the rest of the nation and their foreign workers are treated worse than stray dogs.

    Ameerica used to stand for human dignity and honor. Now we stand idly by and support other nations as they brutalize their own peoples and those of other nations.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  133. immoralmiddleeast

    Honestly, I think people in Middle East Asian countries are bunch of pigs with enough dirty money from oil but have no moral at all. They think money is the only thing that matters in the world. Morality and respect to humanity is out of their reach.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
  134. Thapa

    I was always been a supporter of George W Bush & I will never regret doing that. I think this time we need to target Saudi Arabia not Iraq !

    May 15, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply
    • afreeman

      You realize that Bush is buddy buddy with the Saudi Royal family, right?

      May 15, 2012 at 2:41 am | Reply
  135. afreeman

    Nice try Dusty. Israel is a land of h e ll for everyone who isn't Jewish there. It's a democracy only for Jewish citizens. And the Palestinians are treated terribly, like refugees in their own country. Don't take my word for it, look up Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization of Israeli Jews who are saying "not in my name" to Israel's digusting treatment of Palestinians. Just cause SA and Kuwait has barbaric behaviour going on, doesn't make Israel an angel by any means. As for a threat to America, Israel is even worse than ANY of those other Middle Eastern countries, because of the power it has over the US.

    May 15, 2012 at 2:40 am | Reply
    • talmidah

      Arab/palestinian citizans of Israel are afforded the same rights and responcibilities as any other citizen of Israel, ie healthcare, education, voting rights, etc. Their are Arab members in the kennesset! There are small pockets of minority religious groups in arab countris,( not Jews except I think in either Iraq or Iran (which is Persian not Arab)), do they have ANY non- Muslims in their governmental bodies? In all Arab countries the official law is that non-Muslims are second class citizens, and not afforded the same rights as Muslims. In Israel, as anywhere else, you have those who are racist, but as a matter of law, there is no legal difference between legal citzen based on faith, color of skin, or national origin.

      May 17, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
  136. Faxon

    "The heat has often been suspected in worker deaths."
    OK. There you go. That's the answer. So who's fault is it? Nobody's.

    May 15, 2012 at 3:34 am | Reply
  137. Gajen

    Nepal a landlocked county here you can find may natural things like but our government can't utilities this how we can self dependent ...................?

    May 15, 2012 at 4:22 am | Reply
  138. PP Nepali

    I have been hearing such news many times but has not been stopped yet. Its really pity to Nepalese government. Please do focus on such issues and strictly follow the laws to stop such disasters. Belive on your brain and hand to lead a success in own country.

    May 15, 2012 at 4:30 am | Reply
  139. Bernadette Llander Magaddon

    I read the story of nepali woman who is pregnant by rape and she mention that she dont want to keep her child....i want to adopt the child..i am married for 12 yrs with no child...i promise to keep the child safe..and give a better home..i dont know how to contact her..i am presently having my vacation here in brunei darussalam where my husband work...and this is my contact # here in brunei..+6737131493

    May 15, 2012 at 5:49 am | Reply
    • Sujnep

      So nice of you to say such a great thing. appreciate that. I understand that women on the story might have said she doesnot want the kid but you have to understand in Nepal women have to go through lots of pain if babies are born before marriage. Thats been like that for centuries and very hard to change.

      May 15, 2012 at 8:40 am | Reply
  140. chandragupt rathore

    its worse condition than than the time of civil war...and impact is reflecting this way....and otherthing in nepal...discrimination with own ppl...in the name of madheshi..pahadi......it is also the key for this type of workers migration,,....jay madhesh

    May 15, 2012 at 5:56 am | Reply
  141. Welled

    People don't take debt slavery seriously at all obviously. I mean if your told to be concerned I suppose you would be. It's a kind of bondage that requires your labor until the debt is paid. In a monetary system that is nothing but lending and loans that pretty much leaves your entire country most of it citizens in bondage until paid. Not to mention a your government. You confusion eminates from you plight believe it or not not being able to distingush between the above story and the debt slavery your in. The borrower is the slave to the lender is a bible term. However it goes much deeper than that. See if you take you owe. Like if someone invaded oh say Iraq and took their oil. Well who's oil is that in the first place is the question? Maybe the usury people are afraid and need that kind of solace around them. They need big daddy to keep them safe in a scary world filled with scary people that don't like them.. Anyway. You may not understand the last two statements I do. You make house payments for 30 years on a house that took only 3 months to build. Same thing in Israel they do nothing but borrow there. You pay 900 dollars for a big screen televison that costs only 35 dollars to make. It's nothing but a circut board. So heres the thing they don't care about your paper cash. They want your labor. You can admire all the assets, buildings, malls, disneyworld. TV stations, Your house. If they can throw you out I got news you don't own it. Your actually laboring for 30 years for something that once again took only 3 months to build. Try getting a calculator and change your lives. Your really sad stories to watch and I pity you just as much as I do the people in this story.

    May 15, 2012 at 7:57 am | Reply
  142. flip flipper

    Another fine example of humans screwing humans over. Evil runs rampant in this world doesnt it?

    May 15, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply
  143. Amy4950

    Since China took all the cheap labor jobs, people are reduced to working for rich oil states as servants. It's a shame.
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    May 15, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply
  144. mr774

    Rich people in Gulf countries should hire lovers with their rich money rather than to rape Nepalese maids.

    May 15, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply
  145. cooOl

    It goes back to 1981 I was happened to be in Kuwait airport due to Iran-Iraq war. That unexpected landing was an experience learned for life. I have seen; how the Kuwaitis treating sorry ill-treating the immigrant workers on their first sight. It was a horrible sight, I could not believe that. Many of them were crying with the insults and the way they were treated in the airport.
    I prayed to God, something should happen to punish this authority, it was beyond any beliefs, in modern age people are being ill-treated like this.
    I was very glad that, when Saddam invaded Kuwait and did all kinds of atrocities in Kuwait, that was the time I felt Kuwaitis were punished for their own crime.
    Sorry I am not justifying Saddam’s invasion was right. Anyhow it was a lesson for Kuwaitis to understand how an innocent expatriate feelings; when they were crushed by them. But they will never learn humanity. It is not in their culture.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  146. NPR

    In this case Nepal's government is responsiable to encourage the people to go abroad for job by not providing job to public.

    May 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  147. Ramji

    The world is like this :(. Nepal is cursed with inferior and corrupt government, public systems including laws as well, as since the Brahman/Chettri have been raping the nation's treasure since last 200 years being the puppet / manipulating then regimes Rana and Shah. Even the normal situation for agriculture, business, tourism and industries being mess up with the uncertain politics and corruptions since last 15 years, which squeezes the job opportunities in the country. Mostly these workers are from poor segment of the Nepal, its shame on us.

    May 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
    • Liberty4all

      Exactly ,that's how it is going on in Nepal, these people behind so called elite "janajati" leaders are raping the nations janajati for last 200 years ,and janajati of Nepal are so illiterate to see the truth that they are actually supressed by these elite janajati leaders ,making them their slaves ,taking their land and keeping them on their toes , and now they are teaching them to put blame on Brahman/chettri ,so unless these janajati gets proper education and feels important of natiional unity ,it's hard to develop the nation like Nepal.

      May 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
      • Kiratis

        Have you read the book written by first sociologist, Dor Bahadur Bista, called " Fatalism and Development" . Guptas who appeared to be Brahmin and Chetri who also brahmanized all the Lichivis, Mallas and indo-aryan groups. But you must understand that history shows Brahmin burned all the scriptures of KIrati. You might think that Kirati are only Limbu, Rai and Sunuwar. No, Kiratis are Magar, Limbu, Rai, Tamang, Gurung, Newar, Tharu and Sunuwar. Brahmin, actually Guptas, who made conspiracy and dictated Nepal. Kirati gave Brahmin and Chetri to live and also teach them to grow rice. Tibeto- Burmese (Kiratis) taught them lifestyle and foods- how to eat, I think Brahmin and Chetri had and will always have small heart and does not want to live with us. Janjati leader is funny word for me because I am an eye of this nation. I have seen 75 Chief District Officers to be Brahmins or Chetris though the area is populated by Kirati ( ethnic groups). I think you need to read the history.
        Last but not the least, history is the cause and today is the effect.
        Change the eye glass :)

        June 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
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  162. Baral

    First to blame those politician who are fighting each other. Earlier they used to blame the King but now the country is republic. For the youngsters they don,t see any way out for their livelihood then they jump to countries like Saudi without any knowledge, experience and preparation. Such situation is increasing day by day. Hence first to blame those bloddy politician of Nepal then comes the Saudis and others.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:58 am | Reply
  163. Hmmmm

    Dont forget alot of the Nepalese work in Afghanistan and make on avg of 400-1000 USD per month and get no vacation until the end of their contract, but tat the end of their contract if they decide to go home there is no guarantee they still have a job and if they do still have a job there is no guarantee its the same position they had while they worked in Afghanistan. I personally know a couple Nepalese in Afghanistan and they refuse to go home at the end of their year because of this.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:07 am | Reply
  164. Narayan Adhikari

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    June 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  165. Krishna Kanta Adhikari

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    June 3, 2012 at 10:33 am | Reply
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