Monthly Archives: June 2020

Specific Allocation in Budget Demanded for Migrants, their Families

16 migrant rights bodies on Sunday urged the government to increase allocation for returnee migrants and migration sector during this COVID-19 pandemic. In a joint statement, they said that the proposed budget for FY 2020-2021 had little attention to allocate specific funds for the migrant workers and their families. The organizations include OKUP, BNSK, BRAC, IID, WARBE, INAFI, BOMSA, BASUG, KARMOJIBI NARI, MJF, BNPS, DEVCOM, IMA , AWAJ FOUNDATION

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Remittances spur Bangladesh forex reserves to record $34.23 amid pandemic

Emergency funds of $732 million from the International Monetary Fund also drove the reserves, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told on Wednesday. “The good news has given us courage to fight COVID-19,” he said. The foreign exchange reserves reached record $34.23 billion on Wednesday. Officials said it was equal to import bills of eight months. Reserves hit the previous high of $33.68 billion on Sept 5, 2017. It has since hovered

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BASUG Analysis on Impact of COVID-19 on Migration

Netherland based Bangladeshi Diaspora organization BASUG has analyzed the impact of corona pandemic on the migration, challenges and way forward in its recent publication. ‘COVID-19 has brought most of the world to a halt. It has already made huge impact on every aspects of our society, economy and our day-to-day lives across the globe,’ according to 15th Year of Publication  of BASUG, Special Consultative Status of UN Economic and Social Council

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