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World’s poor ‘paying the price’ for global trends: UN

People living in poverty around the world are facing increasing multiple threats, including climate change and the global economic crisis, but the political will to tackle the issues is lacking, a United Nations human rights expert has warned in his maiden report to the Human Rights Council. The first UN special rapporteur on the right to development, Saad Alfarargi, issued a rallying cry for the international community and agencies to wake up to

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UN fears 1 million Rohingya influx into Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organisations at a makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on Sept 14. Reuters. “We are getting concerned,” Mohammed Abdiker Mohamud, director of operations and emergency at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), said at a media briefing on Thursday after his visit to Cox’s Bazar. Refugee agency UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner (Operations) George Okoth-Obbo

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“Migration Laboratory” Floated by German Government and GIZ : BASUG Member

Berlin, August 21 (OurVoice):In order to bring together the international thought leaders from different sectors to enable new perspective and to facilitate the co-creation of ideas and innovative practices towards a migration that benefits all actors in society, the German Federal Government and German development organisation, GIZ have set up a 30-member ‘ The Migration Laboratory’ recently. The Migration Laboratory consists of representatives

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অর্থবছরের শুরুতে রেমিটেন্স ও রপ্তানি বৃদ্ধিতে ভর করে বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংকের বিদেশি মুদ্রার ভাণ্ডার ফের তিন হাজার ৩০০ কোটি (৩৩ বিলিয়ন) ডলার ছাড়িয়েছে।

গত সপ্তাহের শেষ দিন বৃহস্পতিবার রিজার্ভের পরিমাণ ৩৩ দশমিক শূন্য ৭ বিলিয়ন ডলারে দাঁড়ায় বলে বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংকের মুখপাত্র শুভঙ্কর সাহা বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকমকে জানিয়েছেন।

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Bangladesh opens talks with India on Rohingya refugee

Saleem Samad Bangladesh agrees to hold dialogue with India, after New Delhi plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya refugees residing in different Indian states. The parley between neighboring countries was prompted when India announced to deport 40,000 illegal refugees to Myanmar. Bangladesh for decades has held parleys with Myanmar, despite promises the Rohingya refugees were unable to their homes in Rakhaine state. Officials of both the countries also

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‘Bangladesh is on a very strong trajectory in all the SDGs

Ovais Sarmad, chief of staff at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) spoke to the Dhaka Tribune’s Syed Zainul Abedin on the sidelines of the Delta Coalition Ministerial Conference in Dhaka. He discussed various issues related to migration driven by climate change. How will Bangladesh face challenges lying ahead – including the most important being pressure on land use, climatic impacts, environmental protection, governance, globalisation

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Human Trafficking from Bangladesh: Kingpins remain unpunished

Trafficking cases filed against 1,355 in Cox's Bazar; not a single one disposed of. In the last five years, as many as 2,733 people have been rescued from the clutches of human traffickers in Cox's Bazar. And 242 cases were filed against some 1,355 people over the incidents. However, not a single one has been disposed of. Ninety-two of the cases are now under trial amid a backlog at a special tribunal, which mainly deals with women and children repression

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Undocumented Bangladeshis to be ‘rehired’

Malaysia has given assurance to allow all the Bangladeshi workers staying illegally in the country to legalise their status under the current 'rehiring programme' which will continue till December 31. Malaysian Immigration authorities have also said that they would not go for crackdown on illegal foreign workers, including the Bangladeshis, to facilitate them to register under the rehiring process. The assurance came from the Director General of

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1,266 Bangladeshis in Malaysia arrested in crackdown

Source: Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan, New Age, Bangladesh The number of arrested undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia rose to 1,266 till Sunday as the country continued its crackdown on illegal foreign workers since June 30. A total of 3,506 illegal workers have been rounded up by Malaysian Immigration Department during the Ops Mega conducted nationwide, according to The Star, Malaysian daily published the news on Sunday. The crackdown started

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