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Nepal has been witnessing phenomenal labor migration in the last two decades, within the country and internationally, which has become one of the largest contributors to the country's economy. Chores of many Nepalis now start with the ovens burnt by remittance income. A significant reduction in poverty has been felt, as an immediate outcome of remittance sent by migrant workers, especially working in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries namely: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arab and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia. However, only remittance doesn't come from Nepalese migrant workers, but a series of impact follow.
As the number of migrant workers flying out to GCC countries increased, a serious need of organizing Nepalese migrant workers was felt. Addressing this need, in 1998 Nepalese migrant workers in Saudi Arabia got organized at Nepalese Embassy to Saudi Arabia establishing Pravasi Nepali Sewa Samiti (PNSS). PNSS was established to rescue distressed migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. Few years later, realizing need of an organization that can coordinate between migrant workers in Nepal and in the destination countries and among the stakeholders, Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC) got established and registered in 2009. Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee derives its name from words from English and Nepali, where Pravasi literally means 'Immigrant'. PNCC is now a non-profit making organization of committed returnee migrant workers dedicated to protecting and promoting migrant workers' rights at the national, regional and international levels. We are returnee migrant workers to working ensure the best practices to follow in the field so as to 'Creating Friendly and Dignined Environment for Migrant Workers' by a self-helpapproach: 'For the Migrants, by the Migrants'. The working team of PNCC, being committed returnee migrant workers, can understand and analyze migrant workers' issues well, and its interventions have created and fostered positive impacts at various levels. PNCC has also been representing Nepalese Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in various national, regional and international policy dialogues. This has established PNCC as one of the pioneer organizations in Nepal working with/for the migrants. Also, PNCC is now one of the 'to-be-contacted'organizations as enlisted in recent Migration policy of Nepal.