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12:00 AM, June 14, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 14, 2019

Migrants’ plight

Millions of migrants from Bangladesh are already working all over the world; everyday, thousands of others are leaving on this often-dangerous quest. In fact, these migrants are sending over three billion dollars of remittance every year which is a massive pillar of our economy. Many migrant workers have a tragic tale to share but no one to hear these—the migrants sell off assets such as land, homes, lifetime savings with the dream that they’ll end up somewhere better than Bangladesh and earn more. Some succeed, others don’t. Often, they’re victims of huge rackets, traffickers, syndicates, fraudulent agents and lose everything, ending up empty handed and having survived risky, uncertain journeys. They are unsure whether they will able to see or contact their families again. Do we classify them as fools who willingly risked their lives even after knowing such disasters may happen? Or should the state form a regulatory body through which migrants have access to resources and assistance? After all, for billions of dollars and for the sake of a better livelihood, lives should not be lost.




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