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Dozens of Bangladesh migrants trafficked to Vanuatu stuck in limbo

Bangladeshi migrant workers hold signs requesting help and support after they are stranded in Vanuatu. Photo credit: Vanuatu Daily Post Dozens of Bangladeshis who say they were trafficked to Vanuatu with the promise of jobs are stuck in limbo and struggling to survive while awaiting justice and the option of returning home. About 101 migrants who arrived in the Pacific island nation over the course of the last two years say they were promised decent

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11,000 RMG workers fired

Photo: BASUG Archive Around 11,000 apparel workers of 99 factories in the capital as well as Ashulia, Savar, Gazipur and Narayanganj were fired and 3,500 others implicated in 34 cases as fallout of their movement held in January to press the demand of proportionately wage hike, according to the IndustryAll Bangladesh Council. IBC leaders said that the sacked workers, mostly union leaders, activists or senior workers, were not getting jobs anywhere

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Experts Worried Over Sending Female Workers to KSA Without Training

Migration experts and migrant rights activists expressed their worries over sending Bangladeshi female domestic workers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without training. They urged the government to ensure pre departure training for female workers before allowing them migrating abroad as many female workers became victims of sexual abuse and torture in the Arab country. They made their observations over a recent news articles that about 30.000 Bangladeshi

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Nearly 200 ‘Bangladeshis’ crammed into Indonesia shophouse

Bangladeshi nationals are seen gathered outside a police station following a raid on a shophouse in Medan on Wednesday. — AFP photo Almost 200 men identified by police as Bangladeshi have been found crammed into a shophouse in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday. Police in the city of Medan on Sumatra island were tipped off to the group by suspicious residents who lived nearby. When police raided the shophouse on Tuesday they found some 192 men,

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Giving refugees a voice

The idea originated in a Greek refugee camp: fifteen young Afghan women founded ‘Migratory Birds’, a newspaper made by refugees for refugees. For the young authors, reporting about their own lives is an act of self-empowerment, writes Gordon Wullner. EVER since birth, Mahdia Hosseini has been reminded of her ‘worthlessness’. She was born to an Afghan refugee family living in Iran, where she faced a ‘permanent psychological and intellectual

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Malaysian firm to be sued for not paying Bangladeshi workers

The Malaysian government initiated legal action against WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd to court for withholding the salaries of its workers from Bangladesh and Nepal. The decision comes following a three-day strike by 2,000 migrant workers earlier this week. Malaysian Human Resources Ministry in a statement today said the Sepang-based latex glove manufacturer was found to have withheld the salaries for its migrant work staff since November last year, reports

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Climate Adaptation Training for Women Empowerment Held in Nepal

Kathmandu, 26 January: The two days training course on “empowering women to adapt climate change effects for sustainable growth” was held at the Janabhabna College in Nepal on 24-25 January 2019. The training course was orgnanised as a part of the on-going project of BASUG in collaboration with its local partner SOLVE Nepal and with the support of the German International Development Cooperation GIZ and CIM. About 40 women representatives from

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RMG Workers’ Pay Disparity: German envoy wants peaceful solution

Peter Fahrenholtz, German ambassador to Bangladesh. Photo taken from official website of German embassy Germany ambassador to Bangladesh today said that the issues regarding the current movement by the ready-made garment workers over the disparity in their new wage structure should be resolved peacefully. “There must be a peaceful mechanism to resolve these issues,” Peter Fahrenholtz wrote in his twitter account re-twitting a news published

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Remittance buoyant

Inflow hit a record high in 2018 Remittance hit an all-time high of $15.53 billion in 2018, giving a breather to the country's ongoing foreign exchange crisis. Last year's inflows were 14.79 percent higher than 2017's, according to data from the central bank. The ongoing depreciating trend of taka against the US dollar, a strong stance taken by the central bank to fight illegal money transfers and the good commission offered by banks to remitters

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