human trafficking

Human trafficking in Bangladesh increased after natural disasters: UN

Human trafficking cases in Bangladesh and the Philippines increased after devastating cyclones and typhoons displaced millions, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Prioritise human trafficking prevention

Low conviction rate illustrates govt's lacklustre attitude towards prevention

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Human trafficking in Bangladesh increased after natural disasters: UN

Human trafficking cases in Bangladesh and the Philippines increased after devastating cyclones and typhoons displaced millions, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Sold as cyber slaves

For unemployed 25-year-old Foysal Hossain, the job of a receptionist at an overseas institution with a monthly pay package worth around Tk 80,000 was a godsend opportunity.

December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022

Trapped in the ‘Game Ghor’

Nuruzzaman Raju owned a mobile phone repair shop in the capital’s Gulistan.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Rohingya man narrates 16 days’ ordeal on route of trafficking

A transnational syndicate is using a new land route through Myanmar to traffic people, mostly Rohingyas from refugee camps in Bangladesh, to Thailand and Malaysia.

October 8, 2022
October 8, 2022

Human trafficking cases: Only 1.5pc see conviction

Seven years ago, Mohammad Sabuj and his neighbour Mohiuddin Sarkar from Cumilla’s Daudkandi paid around Tk 13 lakh to six people who lured them with well-paying jobs in Germany. 

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

‘Rohingya refugees need education to take control of their future’

Rohingya human rights activist Razia Sultana talks to Shuprova Tasneem from The Daily Star on Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

"Bangladesh making efforts to end trafficking, yet to meet basic standards"

Bangladesh has maintained its Tier 2 ranking from the previous year in the US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for 2022.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Illegal migration to europe: Desperate trips on deadly routes

Kabir Matubbar (not his real name) took an illegal route to Italy from Bangladesh in 2015. The trip included a daring boat journey in the Mediterranean Sea from Libya.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

Human trafficking to Libya: HC grants bail to accused Parvez Hasan

The High Court today granted bail to an accused, Parvez Hasan, in a case filed over the killing of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya on May 28.