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Stalked by hunger in foreign lands

Facing hardships amid virus fallout, over 1 lakh Bangladeshi workers in Middle East in need of food assistance Jamil Mahmud and Rashidul Hasan Over one lakh Bangladeshis in different Middle Eastern countries are suffering acute hunger while many other Bangladeshis have become unemployed amid the shutdown of economies across the world. In different parts of the world, Bangladeshi migrants are struggling to pay their rent, buy essentials and bear

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Bangladesh export earning was half the remittance inflow in April amid pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic pounding the global economy, Bangladesh’s export earnings in April dropped below the remittances received for the first time in its history Expatriate Bangladeshis sent $1.08 billion in the month, calming fears of remittance dropping below $1 billion. Remittance accounts for 12 percent of Bangladesh’s GDP. The businesses exported goods worth $520 million, just a little over half the remittance. The export earnings

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Coronavirus pandemic hits Bangladesh remittance stream hard

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted diaspora remittance by Bangladeshi abroad with hundreds of thousands of migrant workers returning home and most of the rest struggling to cope up with lockdowns in large parts of the world. The sharp reduction in remittance is likely to add to the economic strain. In March, the expatriate workers sent home around $1.29 billion, which is the lowest in 15 months and 12.84 percent less than February. The year-on-year

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Activists Demand Humanitarian Behavior For Migrants Not Hatred

Migration experts and civil society organizations on Saturday demanded protection of migrant workers of Bangladesh amid outbreak of COVID-19 showing humanitarian behavior with not hatred to them. They appealed to the government of Bangladesh to ensure migrants’ access to information and services at home and destinations. In a statement, the migration experts urged the Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry to provide migrants with

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Call to protect rights of migrants amid coronavirus pandemic

Bangladeshi migrants’ rights campaigners on Saturday asked the government to protect the rights of the migrants amid outbreak of COVID-19 by showing humanitarian behaviour with them not hatred, ensuring their access to information and services at home and destination countries. In a statement, they requested the Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry to provide migrants with health and financial support through Bangladesh embassies

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Government urged to protect migrants, diaspora communities

Leading migration experts on Monday called on the government to protect Bangladeshi migrant workers and diaspora communities from the troubles that they faced abroad. They also called for steps to link the diaspora communities with the development activities in the country to reap the benefits of migration. The experts made their remarks at a workshop titled Advancing Development through Partnership and Collective Action: Enriching Migration Cycle

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Workshop on : Advancing Development through partnership and collective action

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Greater Cost But Lengthier Visas! New Rules For Schengen Visa Go Into Effect In February

The revised Schengen Visa Code includes an increase in application fee, lengthier visa validity, extended application period, sanction for countries that refuse to readmit their citizens, among others. As from 2 February, new rules governing the issuance of Schengen Visa will go into force. The visa allows its holders to travel to 26 European countries, 22 of which are member states of the EU. The main changes to the Schengen Visa Code are: Higher

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To improve migrants’ lives, implementing international commitments and developing partnerships is key

“Many times, civil society is present at the table but not really a true participant. Today, we own the space and need to make the most out of it.” With these words, civil society Co-Chair Stella Opoku-Owusu opened the Civil Society Day (CSD) at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit in Quito. “Today, we are here to be constructive, not destructive. I have great expectations and a strong hope that after our discussions,

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Nearly 5.5 lakh Bangladeshi migrants deported in 10yrs

Nearly 5.5 lakh Bangladeshi migrant workers were deported by different countries in the last 10 years, Shariful Hasan, head of Brac Migration Programme, said at a workshop today. Almost all of these migrant workers had become undocumented in the destination countries and travel pass was required for their return, Shariful said. He said the data was prepared based on statistics maintained by Prabashi Kalyan Desk, set at airports by Wage Earners Welfare

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