International Migrants Day | The Daily Star
  • When hope turns into despair

    When celebrations were underway at the city's Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC) on International Migrants' Day yesterday, Rimon Hossain was waiting at the Dhaka airport for his father to pick him up.

  • Int'l Migrants Day Today: Losing all to 'free visas'

    Luring jobseekers to work independently and earn more abroad, brokers charge them high recruitment fees to have “free visas”.

  • The voices of women migrants

    UN Member States gathered in Morocco on December 10-11 to adopt the Global Compact for Migration (GCM). The GCM is the first intergovernmental agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration. It promises to improve the lives of the world's 258 million migrants, their families and communities.

  • Are we doing anything to protect them?

    Having faced abuses, at least 50 Bangladeshi women and 75 men returned home from Saudi Arabia on December 10—a historic day when the governments from across the globe signed a non-legally binding Global Compact on Migration in Marrakech, Morocco.