migration

At least 788 died during migration in Asia in 2021: IOM

In 2021, at least 788 people lost their lives during migration in Asia, with the vast majority of deaths (72.5 percent) being recorded in its second half, according to the International Organisation for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP).

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

A diaspora is a terrible thing to waste

There have been diasporas ever since the Old Testament, and, leaving aside their tragic nature, no two mass exoduses have been alike.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

At least 788 died during migration in Asia in 2021: IOM

In 2021, at least 788 people lost their lives during migration in Asia, with the vast majority of deaths (72.5 percent) being recorded in its second half, according to the International Organisation for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP).

April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022

Bangladeshi photojournalist chronicles Ukrainians in flight

Upon his arrival in the small town of Chop, located in western Ukraine, Ismail Ferdous witnessed first-hand the devastating consequences of war.

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

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”.

March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

Migration Myths vs Economic Facts

On December 19, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

Migration fraud

It's no secret that the path to Bangladesh's success in labour migration is covered in prickles.

September 23, 2016
September 23, 2016

Getting migration governance right

More than 4,300 migrants have died this year trying to reach their destinations. In the Mediterranean Sea alone, 3,200 people have perished, and in the Andaman Sea, just east of the Bay of Bengal, thousands of migrants have been stranded on boats with nowhere to land, or have been held hostage by their traffickers.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

The Migration Superpowers

We have entered the age of migration. If all the people who live outside the country of their birth united to form their own – a republic of the rootless – it would be the fifth-largest country in the world, with a population of more than 240 million people.

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

EU delegation arrives in Dhaka

Amid growing concern over illegal migration to Europe, a high-powered delegation from the European Union has arrived on a three-day visit.

February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016

Experts caution against anomalies

The deal signed by Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur yesterday leaves a legacy of controversies and creates chances of corruption and labour exploitation like that during 2007-08, experts and industry insiders have said.