Monthly Archives: December 2016

Have Bangladeshis overtaken Pakistanis in Britain?

Source: Both communities are primarily concentrated in one particular industry; Pakistanis are concentrated in taxicabs and Bangladeshis in restaurants. —Reuters This article was first published on dawn.com in March 2015 At home and in diaspora, Bangladeshis are leaving Pakistanis behind in human development and prosperity. Recent research from Britain revealed that children born to Bangladeshi parents achieve higher grades than those born to Pakistani

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Migration and Development: A Global Compact on Migration

Source:blogs.worldbank.org In observance of the International Migrants Day, Dec 18The 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development marked a successful continuation of a global process that addresses one of the most contentious issues in the global development agenda. As States intensify efforts to define the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, Regular Migration, there is a need to systematically identity core thematic elements, the normative framework,

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‘7000 migrants died in 2016’

Source: thedailystar.net Over 7,000 people died while they were trying to migrate either through sea routes or deserts, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said today. “As of today, over 7,000 people already have lost their lives along all these routes in 2016. And these are only the fatalities that we know about,” IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said. The migrants died when the smugglers crammed them into sink, of exhaustion

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Will remittances remain low for long?

Source: thedailystar.net So it looks like growth in remittances will be negative two years on the trot. This was inevitable. Our national strategy on remittances has long stood on two fault lines: excessive reliance on few oil-exporting economies and a thriving informal currency market (Hundi). Things may have worked while oil prices soared and exchange-rate differential between Hundi and the official currency market remained relatively low. But

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EU Decision: All citizens with a home larger than 60m2 will have to take in a migrant

Source: www.fidh.com As of January 2017, all European citizen with housing over 60m2 will have to take in a migrant. To know more read the article. Of course, this is totally false news. But if you are reading this, It means that you’ve clicked and you may even have believed it… These days many rumors and misrepresentations circulate about migrants. For the International Migrants Day of 18 December, we wanted to shed light on this tendency to

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অভিবাসী কর্মসংস্থানে এক দশকের রেকর্ড

Source: banglanews24.com ঢাকা: চলতি বছরে প্রায় সাড়ে সাত লাখ কর্মীর বিদেশে কর্মসংস্থানের ব্যবস্থা করেছে বাংলাদেশ। অভিবাসন খাতে গত দশ বছরে এ সংখ্যা সর্বোচ্চ। ১৭ ডিসেম্বর (শনিবার) প্রবাসী কল্যাণ

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Making a solution out of a problem

Source: thedailystar.net Bangladesh has just hosted a big international conference on migration as the co-chair, with Germany, of the Global Forum on Migration and Development. While the focus of the Conference was mostly on the current problems related to international migration there was some discussion of the possible impacts of climate change on migration in the future. There was also the launching of a report by the Climate Action Network South

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২০২৪ সাল নাগাদ বাংলাদেশ আর স্বল্পোন্নত দেশ থাকবে না: আঙ্কটাড

Source: banglatribune.com ২০২৪ সালের মধ্যে বাংলাদেশ স্বল্পোন্নত দেশের তালিকা থেকে বের হয়ে আসবে বলে আশা প্রকাশ করেছে জাতিসংঘের বাণিজ্য ও উন্নয়ন বিষয়ক সংস্থা আঙ্কটাড। শনিবার সকালে ব্র্যাক

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Bangladesh fourth in origin of int’l migrants

Source: thefinancialexpress-bd.com Bangladesh is the fourth country of origin of international migrants, with 7.2 million Bnamgladeshis living abroad, according to a Pew research. It said international migrants make up 3.3 per cent of the world’s population, according to a report by The Indian Express.India is the top country of origin of international migrants, with 15.6 million Indians living abroad.The top origins of international migrants are

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Germany Deports First Group Of Afghan Asylum Seekers

Source: www.npr.org Demonstrators protest against the deportation of refugees back to Afghanistan at the Frankfurt, Germany, airport Wednesday night. Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images The German government has for the first time deported Afghan asylum seekers, sending 34 back to Kabul on a chartered flight last night. Hundreds of protesters — both Afghan and German — marched against the deportations at Frankfurt Airport where the flight departed.

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