Sufferings of Vietnam returnees

Fraudsters at large, victims in jail

There is no specific allegation against the returnees. They were arrested on suspicion and sent to jail.

Fraudsters at large, victims in jail

BCSM demands postmortem after exhuming Kulsum’s body

BCSM, a platform of 19 organisations, has demanded a post mortem after exhuming the dead body of 14-year-old Kulsum, a young girl from Brahmanbaria who died in Saudi Arabia after being tortured by ...

Illustration of violence against women

Why 83 Bangladeshi migrants should not be freed: HC

The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why directives should not be given to the authorities concerned to free the 83 Bangladeshi migrants who returned from ...

High Court

Pandemic fallout

Thousands of women domestic workers jobless and in debt

Eight years ago, Amena came to Dhaka from Rangpur to look for work. Without any formal education or training, domestic work was her only option to earn a living in the city.

Female migrants

70 migrants jump overboard from Spanish rescue ship off Italy

Some 70 migrants jumped overboard from the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms on Thursday, in an attempt to swim to the nearby southern Italian city of Palermo.

Migrants swim away from Spanish rescue ship Open Arms after more than 70 of them jumped from the ship to attempt to reach the coast, at sea near Palermo

At least 24 migrants drowned off Libya: IOM

Two dozen migrants and refugees on board a rubber dinghy trying to cross from Libya to Europe are believed to have drowned after their boat capsized, the UN's International Organization of Migration ...

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Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands

German chancellor Angela Merkel and interior minister Horst Seehofer are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from the Greek islands, German news agency DPA reported on Tuesday.

Two children eat cookies as refugees and migrants from the destroyed Moria camp sleep on the side of a road, on the island of Lesbos

153 Bangladeshis repatriated from Libya: IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 153 Bangladeshi migrants were repatriated from Libya.

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Thousands without shelter as fire guts Greece migrant camp

A second fire on Wednesday evening aggravated the crisis on the island of Lesbos, where authorities have declared a state of emergency.

Refugees and migrants carrying their belongings flee a fire burning at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece 9 September 2020.

UN Women, Unilever and the MoEW&OE project

Returnee women migrant workers to receive COVID-19 prevention packages

UN Women, Unilever and the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment jointly launch the project to support women returnee migrants from COVID-19 risks and challenges.

At the launching ceremony
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