Every young person who goes abroad has a dream – to please their family and have a happy life. Thus, the number of Nepali citizens who migrate abroad in search of happiness is increasing every year.
However, the life of Nepalis who sell labor in foreign lands for the happiness of the family comes to a premature end. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is considered one of the main labor destinations of Nepal, 103 Nepalis lost their life in 2019 alone. Among the casualties were 99 men and 4 women.
According to the Nepali Embassy in Abu Dhabi, 23 Nepali died in different accidents last year. Similarly, 57 people, including a woman, died of natural cause. Similarly, one woman and 17 men have committed suicide in UAE.
The number of Nepali citizens who lost their lives in the UAE was even higher in 2018. According to the Nepali Embassy in Abu Dhabi, 98 men and nine women died in the year 2018. Meanwhile, 30 people, including three women, committed suicide the same year.
According to Bhuwan Ojha, information officer at the Embassy, many Nepalis commit suicide in UAE due to family disturbances and workplace stress. He also said that heat, heart attack and excessive alcohol consumption are other main reasons for their death.
Over the past few years, the number of people moving to foreign employment has increased. Most of them choose gulf countries as their destination. According to one statistic, there are 250,000 Nepalis working in the UAE alone.