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‘I Am Dying, I Can’t Breathe, Ma’

Pham Thi Tra May, 26 years, from Nghen Town, Ha Tinh, Vietnam. Tra May was one of 39 people being smuggled into Britain in a refrigerated lorry by criminal gangs who thrive on migrants seeking better lives in places away from their home countries. All 39 were found dead in Essex on 23 October 2019. Read More »

Beyond headlines: The dev story behind irregular migration

By Achim Steiner UN, Oct 28 2019 (IPS) – Last week, a too-familiar human tragedy captured news headlines. 39 people were found dead inside a shipping container on an industrial estate in Essex in Southeast England; 31 men and 8 women whose individual identities, for now, remain anonymous, as authorities begin to investigate one of Europe’s worst people-trafficking cases. Read More »

Create conditions in Rakhine for Rohingya repatriation: NAM

‘Comprehensive, durable solution sought addressing root causes’ Dhaka, Oct 27 – The heads of state or government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) have underscored the importance of creating “conducive conditions” in Rakhine State for the voluntary return of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Myanmar in a “safe, secure and dignified” manner. Read More »

US wants BD postpones Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) – Appreciating the country for opening its borders to huge Rohingya refugees, the United States has urged Bangladesh to “postpone” its Rohingya relocation plan to Bhashan char until independent experts can determine it a suitable location, though Bangladesh is looking for a voluntary nature of relocation. Read More »