The government must investigate the cause of their deaths abroad
Illegal migration of Bangladeshis to Europe through various Mediterranean routes saw an upsurge this year, raising concerns over the government measures to control it effectively.
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).
The International Migrants Day was celebrated worldwide on Wednesday, December 18. Bangladesh government, UN agencies and NGOs have chalked out a three-day elaborate programme in Dhaka and elsewhere marking the day. On the occasion, The Daily Star has arranged a special talk show to discuss the situation of the Bangladeshi migrants, challenges and prospects. Today's guest is migration expert Shariful Hasan, head of BRAC Migration Programme.