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    Nepali migrant workers feel pain of downturn - 15 Mar 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Foreign workers are bearing the brunt of the current economic downturn - they're often the first to lose their jobs.

    With migrant workers sending home remittances of almost 400 billion dollars last year the subsequent loss of income could be devastating for many.

    There are 2 and a half million Nepalis working overseas and the money they send home is the country's biggest source of foreign exchange.

    Al Jazeera'a Subina Shrestha reports from Nepal where migrants workers are beginning to return home.