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  • Migrant workers

    ‘Create fund to support migrants, their families’

    Sixteen migrant rights bodies and civil society organisations appeal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to create a fund for distressed migrants and their families in Bangladesh affected by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

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    2 more Bangladeshis infected with coronavirus in Singapore

    Two more Bangladeshi expatriate workers in Singapore have been infected with the novel coronavirus— recently named Covid-19—with links to the previous two cases being confirmed, The Straits Times reports.

  • 183 Bangladeshi workers sent back from Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia has sent back 183 more Bangladeshi migrant workers, including 20 women, according to Brac Migration Programme.

  • Economic Crisis in Lebanon

    Economic crisis in Lebanon: job losses, low pay hit expats

    Around 1.6 lakh Bangladeshi migrant workers are passing days in uncertainty in crisis-hit Lebanon as most of them have either lost their jobs or remained unpaid over the last few months.

  • KSA deported 1,800 in 18 days

    Saudi Arabia has sent back over 100 Bangladeshi migrant workers per day in the first 18 days of this month after detaining them on various grounds, according to Brac Migration Programme.

  • Migrant workers

    Govt to introduce insurance schemes for migrant workers

    The government will bring Bangladeshi migrant workers under two compulsory insurance schemes of Tk 2 lakh and Tk 5 lakh in a bid to provide financial security to them and their family members.

  • Migrant workers

    Govt to subsidise Tk10,000 for return airfare of illegal migrants in Malaysia

    The government decides to give a subsidy of Tk 10,000 per ticket of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka flight to carry undocumented migrant workers under an amnesty programme back for good (B4G) of the Malaysian government.

  • Bangladeshi female migrant worker in Saudi Arabia

    Rescued from a living hell

    A Bangladeshi female migrant worker in Saudi Arabia has been rescued by local police after a video clip of her seeking help to escape torture went viral and made headlines.

  • Dhaka Airport

    75 more Bangladeshi workers deported from Saudi

    As many as 75 Bangladeshi migrant workers return home from Saudi Arabia amid a deportation spree of undocumented migrant workers by the Gulf country.

  • 93 more migrant workers return empty handed

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent back 93 more Bangladeshi migrant workers on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on undocumented workers in the kingdom.

  • Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

    120 more Bangladeshi workers sent back from KSA

    Some 120 more Bangladeshi migrant workers have returned home from Saudi Arabia in the face of a crackdown on undocumented workers in the kingdom.

  • Dhaka Airport

    Crackdown in KSA: 130 more back home

    Some 130 more Bangladeshi migrant workers returned home from Saudi Arabia on Thursday night in the face of a crackdown on undocumented workers there.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Protect migrant workers from middlemen: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the authorities concerned to be mindful so that the people who have gone abroad to attract good luck do not end up being cheated by middlemen.

  • Bangladesh origin couple jailed in New Zealand

    Exploiting Migrants in NZ: A couple of Bangladesh origin jailed

    A couple of Bangladeshi origin, who ran a sweets-making business in New Zealand’s Auckland, have been jailed for their two-year exploitation of Bangladeshi migrant workers.

  • Bangladeshi Migrant Workers

    Standing by them, sad

    It was just some 40 minutes before the iftar yesterday when a group of people showed up at arrival lounge of Dhaka’s airport, unsure about what to do. At that time, both passengers and airport staff were taking preparation to break the day’s fast.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Ensuring wellbeing of expats is govt duty: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said it is the duty of her government to ensure the facilities and wellbeing of Bangladeshi expatriates as they are significantly contributing to the country's economy.

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    Protect the rights of migrant workers

    According to a report in this daily on March 18, around 300 to 400 Bangladeshi migrant workers are being deported every week from Saudi Arabia.

  • Oxfam says Systemic Exploitation of Bangladeshi migrant workers ongoing in Australia

    Caring more for clothes than workers

    Australian fashion brands have cared more for their clothes than the people making those, reveals a new report.

  • Highlight migrant workers' rights

    Labour migration analysts and businesses have expressed optimism that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will highlight Bangladeshi migrant workers' rights during her meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud today.

  • Malaysian Crackdown: '7,000 Bangladeshis' held since January

    Malaysian immigration department has detained more than 30,000 undocumented migrants, including an estimated 7,000 Bangladeshis, since January this year.

  • Overstayed Foreign Workers: UAE govt offers 3-month amnesty

    In a landmark move, the United Arab Emirates yesterday launched a three-month visa amnesty programme, hoping to resolve a “Catch-22” for foreign workers who are fined daily for overstaying their permits but prevented from leaving until they pay the penalties.

  • Sharmeen fled

    Left with dreams, returned with nightmares

    Sharmeen (not real name), 35, of Munshiganj, returned from Saudi Arabia on May 24, five months after she had gone to the kingdom for work.

  • Migrant workers at risk of exploitation

    Around 5.5 lakh undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia remain vulnerable to exploitation and are unable to seek justice when victimised -- a situation akin to human trafficking, rights bodies Tenaganita and CARAM Asia have said.

  • ‘51% aspirant migrant workers cheated, abused’

    On average, fifty-one percent aspirant migrant workers experience fraudulence or abuse at different stages of embarking the migration, reveals a survey.

  • Stranded for 7 months

    Twenty-five Bangladeshi workers have been stranded in a factory in Afghanistan for over seven months without work and salaries.

  • The misery of migrant workers in Malaysia

    Reports of Bangladeshi migrant workers falling victim to abuse, mistreatment, fraud and other maltreatment in the hands of their foreign employers are not new.

  • Qatar to hire more Bangladeshi workers

    Qatar's Prime Minister Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani agrees to increase employing Bangladeshis and provide training and skill building facilities for them.

  • Too many migrant worker deaths

    A Daily Star report has found that over the last decade the number of Bangladeshi migrant workers who have died abroad of stroke or heart attack has been increasing every year.

  • Libya boat sink: 25 survivors return home

    Twenty-five Bangladeshis, who survived after two boats capsized off Libyan coast on August 24, return home.

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    Protecting the rights of migrant workers

    With an aim to protect the rights of Bangladesh's economic migrants by enhancing the capacity of National Human Rights Commission, the UNDP-Bangladesh has recently published a study report titled 'Protecting Migrant Workers from Bangladesh: A Study of Legal Compliance with Migrant Workers' Rights' (2014).