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    Protect female workers abroad

    A parliamentary watchdog yesterday asked the foreign ministry to prepare a specific work plan to stop torture and sexual harassment of female expatriate workers, saying that even a single such incident was not acceptable.

  • Dhaka Airport

    Crackdown in KSA: 130 more back home

    Some 130 more Bangladeshi migrant workers returned home from Saudi Arabia on Thursday night in the face of a crackdown on undocumented workers there.

  • Remittance Thru’ Formal Channels: Govt plans 3pc cash incentive

    The government may give migrant workers a three percent cash incentive to encourage them to send remittance through official channels.

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    High migration cost is killing the workers

    State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed yesterday said high migration cost was “killing migrant workers”.

  • Tortured Abroad: Minister plays down agonies of workers

    Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam yesterday said the number of women workers, who have recently returned after facing oppression in Middle Eastern countries, is insignificant compared to the overall number of expatriate workers there.

  • Bangladesh, UAE sign deal for hiring workers

    The United Arab Emirates yesterday lifted a six-year ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers.

  • Migrant workers at risk of exploitation

    Around 5.5 lakh undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia remain vulnerable to exploitation and are unable to seek justice when victimised -- a situation akin to human trafficking, rights bodies Tenaganita and CARAM Asia have said.

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    Remittances: From America with love

    Out of the top five countries that received the most remittances from the US, four are from Asia, according to the latest World Bank data.

  • 16 migrants dead in Moscow warehouse fire

    16 migrant workers mostly from Kyrgyzstan die in a fire that broke out at a Moscow warehouse early Saturday, Russian authorities say.

  • The misery of migrant workers in Malaysia

    Reports of Bangladeshi migrant workers falling victim to abuse, mistreatment, fraud and other maltreatment in the hands of their foreign employers are not new.

  • 19 brokers sending Bangladeshis to Libya illegally identified

    At least 19 Bangladeshi brokers, who are allegedly cheating and trafficking fellow countrymen into Libya illegally, are identified, say officials at Bangladesh embassy in Tripoli.

  • Saarc countries to formulate common standards on facilities to migrant workers

    Concerned authorities of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) join hands to formulate minimum common standards regarding facilities to migrant workers.

  • 7 ‘human traffickers’ held in Dhaka

    Law enforcers detain seven people in and around Dhaka in connection with collecting money as ransom from migrant workers after sending them to Sudan and Libya.

  • Govt signs deal to send 15 lakh workers to Malaysia

    Bangladesh inks deal with Malaysia to send 15 lakh workers in three years under government-to-government (G2G) Plus system. Under the deal, Bangladeshi labours will be recruited in almost every sector including constructions, manufactures and services.

  • 200 workers complain of cheating

    Over 200 Bangladeshi migrant workers, who have been repatriated by their employer from Iraq, yesterday brought allegations of cheating against their recruiting agency and demanded proper compensation from it.

  • Malaysia slaps levy on migrant workers

    Around 3 lakh registered Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia would have to pay the levy previously paid by their employers as the country yesterday imposed a new levy on foreign workers.

  • Saudi firms stop hiring 'costly domestics' from Bangladesh

    Saudi Arabia’s recruitment offices have decided to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers claiming that a supply crunch has raised costs, reports an Arab English daily, Arab News.

  • books on migrant workers

    Protecting the rights of migrant workers

    With an aim to protect the rights of Bangladesh's economic migrants by enhancing the capacity of National Human Rights Commission, the UNDP-Bangladesh has recently published a study report titled 'Protecting Migrant Workers from Bangladesh: A Study of Legal Compliance with Migrant Workers' Rights' (2014).

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    Unskilled, trapped in foreign lands

    Alauddin Mollick, son of landless poor farmer Shahadat Mollick, had to drop out from school when he was in ninth grade due to abject poverty.

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    Migrants victims of government’s euphemistic policy

    Amid increasing problems and miseries many migrant workers underwent in the recent weeks, Indonesia government proudly announced that remittances sent by migrant workers earned the country 105 trillion rupiah (US$8.4 billion) in 2014, a significant increase from 70.6 trillion rupiah a year ago.

  • The off-course task force

    Taj Mohammad Baloch, a motor mechanic from Karachi town of Lyari, has worked in Oman, Iran and the United Arab Emiraes and speaks highly of his experiences there.

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    Why it’s so hard for Taiwan’s migrants to save money

    Joe De La Rosa, 27, is a Filipino dreaming big in Taipei. Every day for six days a week, he wakes up at 4am, takes breakfast and then bikes to his factory.

  • VNS Photo Anh Tuan

    Migrating from a rock to a hard place

    Even for a farmer with no other skills, a savings of VNÑ75 million (US$3,700) after two years of hard work is not winning the lottery, but Thuy was very thankful.

  • 18 trafficking victims return from Indonesia

    Eighteen Bangladeshi fortune seekers rescued by Indonesia authorities from the Andaman Sea around three months back, returns to Dhaka from Jakarta.

  • Qatar 'still failing' migrant workers: Amnesty

    Qatar has made little progress improving migrant workers' rights, despite promises to do so, the rights group Amnesty International has said.

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    Iraq returnees demand compensation

    Returning empty-handed from Iraq, 19 workers demand compensation and licence cancellation of two recruiting agencies for cheating with them 17 months back.

  • Slave Trade Booms In Dark Triangle

    Promising jobs in Malaysia, transnational human traffickers held about 2.5 lakh Bangladeshis captive in Thailand...

  • 136 more returning from Yemen tonight

    More 136 Bangladeshis returns from Yemen by a special flight of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines tonight.

  • Anowar, Helal may return home Sunday

    The two Bangladeshi migrant workers who were said to have been abducted by unknown militants in Libya might be returning home Sunday next week, a top official concerned says.

  • Kidnapped Helal talks with family from Libya

    Bangladeshi labourer Helal Uddin, who was kidnapped by militants in Libya on March 6, talks with his family in Jamalpur over phone and expects release in 2/3 days.