Jamil Mahmud

October 31, 2021
October 31, 2021

Remittance Inflow: Hundi, layoffs pull it down

The worrying dip in remittance flow in recent months is the result of a reemergence of illegal channels of money transfer after the coronavirus restrictions were lifted, a sharp decline in overseas recruitment, and layoffs, experts said.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Female returnee workers: Abused there, stigmatised here

Afroza Begum (not her real name) worked for three-and-a-half-years as a domestic help in Saudi Arabia.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

On runway of recovery: Pandemic-hit aviation sector turning around

Following a prolonged rough ride, driven by the pandemic, the country’s aviation sector is finally turning around as flight operations and the number of passengers flying from the Dhaka airport have almost tripled in three months. 

September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021

Labour migration in slow lane

Sending migrant workers abroad continued to remain inadequate amid the pandemic compared to what the situation was during pre-pandemic times, which posed a challenge for the labour migration sector.

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

Migrants Going Abroad: Their pleas finally heard

Mohiuddin Belal, an engineer based in UAE, heaved a sigh of relief on August 4 when he heard that his host country had lifted the flight ban from Bangladesh after about three months.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Migrant deaths go unexplained, ignored

Mohammed Suman Miah died in Qatar on April 29, 2020 at the age of 34.

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

Visa Embargo for Covid: Migration to South Korea in limbo

A visa embargo imposed by South Korea on Bangladesh for the last four months has left potential migrant workers wishing to work in the East Asian country under its Employment Permit System in limbo.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Bangladeshis in KSA: 3,437 died in two years

At least 3,437 Bangladeshis died in different parts of Saudi Arabia, where the Bangladesh consulate general in Jeddah has its jurisdictionbetween July 2019 and June 2021.

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

Looking for way back

Mustakim Alam quit his job and came home from Kuwait amid the Covid-19 pandemic in May last year after living there for over seven years, working at a printing press.

June 19, 2021
June 19, 2021

Saudi-Bound Workers: Uncertainty still hangs over them

The government’s decision to vaccinate migrant workers with Sinopharm jabs will not resolve the problem being faced by the Saudi Arabia-bound workers as the vaccine is not yet on the kingdom’s priority list, say recruiters.