Bangladesh, other S Asian countries scramble to bring home migrant workers | Prothom Alo

Bangladesh, other S Asian countries scramble to bring home migrant workers

About 40 million South Asians work overseas, mainly in the oil-rich Gulf, sending vital remittances back home. But economic fallout from the pandemic means many could be jobless for a long time, putting pressure on their home countries to step in

Migrant workers sitting at Doha’s waterfront in Qatar, on 18 August 2018
Migrant workers sitting at Doha’s waterfront in Qatar, on 18 August 2018Thomson Reuters Foundation/Heba Kanso